The Beatles' Score for "Eleanor Rigby" Heads to Auction

The auction house expects "fierce bidding from across the globe"
The Beatles' Score for 'Eleanor Rigby' Heads to Auction
Fans of the Beatles recently celebrated 50 years of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, but some may now have the band's Revolver on the brain as the score for album cut "Eleanor Rigby" hits the auction block.

The handwritten score, which is expected to fetch $26,000 USD, was penned by late producer George Martin and is autographed by both Martin and Paul McCartney. Some notes in the margins order the music to be recorded at at London's Abbey Road Studio number two by four violins, two violas and two cellos.

The score will also be auctioned off in a lot that also includes deeds to a headstone bearing the name "Eleanor Rigby" in a Liverpool churchyard, where McCartney met John Lennon in 1957. A miniature bible bearing Rigby's name and dated 1899 will also be included.

"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," Omega Auctions auctioneer Paul Fairweather said. "I expect there to be fierce bidding from across the globe."

Omega Auctions' Beatles Memorabilia auction takes place September 11 in Warrington, Liverpool, and also features a 1980 Porsche 928 owned by George Harrison and footage of the band's first performance in Montreal. More information can be found here.

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