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Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy fall in love in 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' trailer

Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy fall in love in 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) --"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" shows love and loss from three different angles: "Him," "Her" and "Them," starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.
Annie Martin
'Idol' judges use one-time save for Lynche

'Idol' judges use one-time save for Lynche

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- The judges on "American Idol" used their once-a-season save option to spare Michael "Big Mike" Lynche from elimination Wednesday night.
'Yellow Submarine' remake in the works

'Yellow Submarine' remake in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct a remake of the 1968 animated Beatles movie musical, "Yellow Submarine," The Hollywood Reporter said.
McCartney performs first concert in Israel

McCartney performs first concert in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney has performed his first concert in Israel, decades after his band, the Beatles, was banned for fear it would corrupt the country's youth.
McCartney rocks Liverpool stadium

McCartney rocks Liverpool stadium

LIVERPOOL, England, June 2 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney returned to his hometown of Liverpool, England, to perform as part of the city's European Capital of Culture celebrations.

Indie music fills 'Accepted' soundtrack

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The soundtrack for Hollywood's newest collegiate comedy film, "Accepted," will provide listeners with a sampling of current and past independent music.

Steele revisits Eleanor Rigby

LIVERPOOL, England, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Singer Tommy Steele returned to Liverpool, England, on Monday to revisit the beloved statue, Eleanor Rigby, which he sculpted and gave to the city 21 years ago.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 58); keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad in 1948 (age 55); and Luther Vandross in 1951 (age 52).
By United Press International

A capella singing sweeps nation

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The popularity of a cappella singing groups on American college campuses is a growing phenomenon celebrated annually by the International Championship of Colleg
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 20) Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 57); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 20) Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 57); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Eleanor Rigby
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"Eleanor Rigby" is a song by The Beatles, simultaneously released on the 1966 album Revolver and on a 45rpm single. The song was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. With a double string quartet arrangement by George Martin, and striking lyrics about loneliness, the song continued the transformation of the group from a mainly pop-oriented act to a more serious and experimental studio band.

As with many of McCartney's songs, the melody and first line of the song came to him as he was playing around on his piano. The name that came to him, though, was not Eleanor Rigby but Miss Daisy Hawkins. In 1966, McCartney recalled how he got the idea for his song:

Others believe that Father McKenzie refers to 'Father' Tommy McKenzie, who was the compere at Northwich Memorial Hall.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eleanor Rigby."
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