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Lot 381
Paul McCartney: A Rigby & Evens Limited brass shop plate, part of the inspiration for the title of Paul's composition, 'Eleanor Rigby', 1966,
£500 - 600
US$ 850 - 1,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Beatles
Paul McCartney: A Rigby & Evens Limited brass shop plate, part of the inspiration for the title of Paul's composition, 'Eleanor Rigby',
1966,
framed with photographs of Paul, copy of the 45rpm single and explanatory text, plate 10 x 15 inches (20.5 x 13cm)

Footnotes

  • During a visit to Bristol, in January 1966, to see Jane Asher appearing at the Old Vic, Paul walked past a wine merchant, Rigby & Evens, at No. 22 King Street (the Theatre Royal was at No. 35). He had already decided on the name 'Eleanor' for the subject of his song-in-the-making but was stuck for a surname: 'Rigby' struck him as perfect. In 'Many Years From Now' he remembers '...I saw an old shop called Rigby, and I thought, Oooh, It's a very ordinary name and yet it's a special name, it was exactly what I wanted. So Eleanor Rigby. I felt great. I'd got it!'

    Literature: 'Paul McCartney Many Years From Now', Barry Miles, Secker & Warburg, 1997
    'A Hard Day's Write', Steve Turner, Little, Brown/Carlton, 1994.

    Sold in these rooms, lot 753, 17th November 2005 and originally offered on behalf of the 'Hop Skip And Jump Southwest' children's charity.
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