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BEATLES´HANDWRITTEN ELEANOR RIGBY SCORE GOES ON AUCTION

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The piece of memorabilia, signed by their producer George Martin and Paul McCartney, is expected to fetch £20,000. The original handwritten score for the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby is to be sold alongside the grave deeds of the supposed muse. The piece of memorabilia, handwritten and signed by Paul McCartney and their late producer George Martin, is expected to fetch £20,000. The score includes notes specifying that it was to be recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studio number two and that four violins, two violas and two cellos were to be used.

“Each item is fantastic, unique and of significant historical importance in itself, so to have both come up at the same time is an incredible coincidence,” said Paul Fairweather from Omega Auctions, which is selling the items. “I expect there to be fierce bidding from across the globe.”

In a separate lot, the grave deeds of a woman named Eleanor Rigby, who many believe served as inspiration to the 1966 hit, will also be sold.That includes a miniature Bible, dated 1899, with the name Elenor Rigby handwritten inside – which is expected to sell for £5,000. The grave was found in the 1980s, in St Peter’s churchyard in Woolton, Liverpool, where Paul met John at a party in 1957.

The two Beatles revealed they used to take shortcuts through the church grounds, and rumours started that she was the same Eleanor Rigby who wore “the face that she keeps in a jar by the door”.
McCartney has always refuted the theory, insisting that the name Eleanor was inspired by actress Eleanor Bron, who starred in The Beatles’ film Help!
The surname Rigby, he said, was the name of a wine merchant.
“Eleanor Rigby is a totally fictitious character that I made up,” he said in 2008.
“If someone wants to spend money buying a document to prove a fictitious character exists, that’s fine with me.”
The sale will take place at the Beatles Memorabilia Auction in Warrington on 11 September.

THE DEEDS TO ELEANOR RIGBY´S GRAVE ARE BEING SOLD AT AUCTION

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Today it was announced that the deeds for the grave thought to have inspired the timeless tune will go on sale at an auction next month.
They’re expected to reach between £2,000 and £4,000, and whoever buys them will have the right to be buried on top of Ms Rigby in St Peter’s churchyard in Woolton, Liverpool.
But who was the woman thought to have inspired the band’s classic 1966 melody about loneliness and depression? Paul reportedly claimed it was a name that just came to him, partly inspired by actress Eleanor Bron, who starred with The Beatles in the film Help!.

The Rigby part allegedly came from a shop in Bristol – Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers – that McCartney spotted while watching then-girlfriend Jane Asher perform in The Happiest Days Of Your Life.
He said in 1984: “I just liked the name. I was looking for a name that sounded natural. Eleanor Rigby sounded natural.”
Not long after, the grave bearing Eleanor Rigby’s name was spotted in the Woolton cemetery – with another one featuring the name McKenzie a few yards away.
In the song, the stark lyrics tell of a Father McKenzie writing “the words of a sermon that no one will hear” and “darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there”. Paul acknowledged that strange coincidence and admitted the name could have been a product of his subconscious.
The real Eleanor Rigby was born in 1895 and lived in Liverpool, where she married a man called Thomas Woods and is believed to have worked as a scullery maid.
She died aged 44 on October 10, 1939 – and was buried (along with her name) in the same grave as several family members including her grandparents, whom she lived with until her death.
Her tombstone has since become a landmark for Beatles fans visiting the city.
Whoever buys the space in her grave will be granted exclusive right of burial for 99 years.
Once these rights have expired, no one else can be laid to rest there until the grave is purchased again.
Human remains by law can be disturbed after 75 years from the date of the last full burial in the grave.

 

 
So, given that the last person to be laid to rest in the Rigby family grave was 68 years ago, in 1949, whoever buys the deeds could be buried there in seven years’ time.
The lot, which includes a miniature bible dated 1899 with the name Eleanor Rigby written inside, will go on sale alongside the original handwritten score for the song, which is expected to fetch £20,000.

 

 


THE BEATLES ARE HELPING MARK THE SECOND BIRTHDAY OF LIVERPOOL´S SHANKLY HOTEL

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Previously never-before-displayed Fab Four memorabilia will be showcased at the Victoria Street venue as it celebrates its two-year anniversary.
The iconic band sent a good luck message by telegram to Bill Shankly and Liverpool FC ahead of the club’s first-ever FA Cup triumph in May 1965.
Signed by all four Beatles, the telegram reads ‘Best of luck lads we’ll be watching on the tele. John Paul George and Ringo’.Liverpool went on to beat Leeds United in extra time of the Wembley showpiece.
The telegram will be publicly displayed at the hotel for six days from Monday, September 14 until Sunday, September 20.
The Shankly Hotel opened its doors in August 2015 and has welcomed over 150,000 guests in that time.
Chris Shankly-Carline, co-founder of the Shankly Hotel, said: “I still can’t quite believe we have this amazing hotel which honours my grandad.“He touched so many lives so it means everything that we can give fans, friends and family a place to come that pays tribute to his achievements for the city.The Shankly Hotel is everything and more than I ever imagined it would be and its first two years have been incredibly successful so it’s a great achievement for myself and the Shankly family along with everyone at Signature Living.”


ON THIS DAY: THE BEATLES REHEARSAL AT CAVERN CLUB

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22 August 1962 – Wednesday
The Cavern, Liverpool
Photographers – Bill Connell, Les Chadwick

This early morning rehearsal was in preparation for the afternoon’s Granada TV filming. These might be the first photos with Ringo.

 

 


SUPPORT THE DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION AND SING “GET BACK” ON STAGE WITH PAUL!

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Be Paul’s VIP in New York! Sing ‘Get Back’ on stage with Paul during soundcheck (and more!)

Support the David Lynch Foundation and Sing “Get Back” on Stage with Paul McCartney

YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:

Score VIP tickets to Paul McCartney’s show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center
Join Paul (aka, one of music’s most iconic artists ever) on stage during sound check and sing “Get Back” with him. Get flown out to NY and put up in a 4-star hotel

Paul is performing a huge arena show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and while there’ll be tens of thousands of loyal fans, Paul’s bringing just one on stage with him: YOU. Not only will you and your guest score VIP tickets to the show, you’ll also get exclusive access to the sound check earlier in the day. That’s where you’ll see the master at work, getting everything perfect for the main event. That’s ALSO where you’ll join Paul—one of the world’s most legendary musicians ever in the history of the world—ON STAGE and sing “Get Back” with him! You can freak out now. We don’t have to tell you how incredible this experience is, do we? Flights and hotel included.

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005, targets the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on urban youth in underserved schools, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.