The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
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24 classic songs with girls' names in the title
7. The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Paul McCartney said he came up with the name Eleanor from actress Eleanor Bron, who had starred with the Beatles in the film Help!. 'Rigby' came from the name of a store in Bristol, 'Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers'. It has also been pointed out that the graveyard of St Peter's Church in Liverpool, where John Lennon and McCartney first met, also contains the gravestone of a person called Eleanor Rigby.