Re: The Story Behind "Eleanor Rigby"
Posted by memphis boy on 9/11/2017, 7:47 pm, in reply to "Re: The Story Behind "Eleanor Rigby""
It would seem natural that, we know they were there, Paul would file away a thought that would surface later. I read that he originally was going to write "Father McCartney" but after thinking about it went for "Father McKenzie". |
: Not unusual for songwriters to not recall the
: source of their inspiration, Paul McCartney
: is certainly no exception. His
: recollections about his other songs i.e. Hey
: Jude can seem conflicted. We all sometimes
: slip a cog in the memory banks when asked to
: recall details from years gone by.
: Very likely the event in 1957 where John and
: Paul read the tombstone stayed in his mind
: although not consciously. So the name and
: perhaps an imagined story came out in his
: Charles Dickens would roam cemeteries
: deliberately searching for unusual names he
: could use in for novels.
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