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Eleanor Rigby is a song, written by Paul McCartney. It was by The Beatles in 1966 released as a single with A double A-side (the other A-side was Yellow Submarine).This single reached the number one position in several countries in the hit parade, including United Kingdomand the Netherlands . At the Grammy Awards of 1966 McCartney received a Grammy in the category of "Best Contemporary Rock and Roll Vocal Performance, Male" for Eleanor Rigby.

[1][2]A statue of Eleanor Rigby is located on Stanley Street, Liverpool.

The single Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine was released on the same day as the album Revolver. Both numbers can also be found on this album.

Noteworthy is that the inclusion of Eleanor Rigby the Beatles themselves no instrument. On the other hand, plays a String Orchestra consisting of four violinists, two Viola and two cellists by Sir George Martin composed a score. According to Martin came the inspiration for this musical score from the film music written by Bernard Herrmann for the film Fahrenheit 451. [1]

Paul McCartney sings the lead vocal on this song and George Harrison and John Lennon singing some background harmonies ("aah, look at all the lonely people"). In interviews in the magazines Hit Parader (1972) and Playboy (1980) have made textual contributions, said Lennon but that is denied by stakeholders. However, the line "writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear" submitted by Ringo Starr.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby" in the Dutch Top 40 - inside: 20-08-1966
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Number 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 8 12 16 23 35 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Eleanor Rigby 236 323 420 372 377 338 411 327 292 328 273 320 303 321 308
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