In what can only be described as an incredible co-incidence, not only is the Beatles’ original score up for auction, but so is the bible owned by central figure in the song.
Paul McCartney’s hand written score to Eleanor Rigby includes notes that there should be four violins, two violas and two cellos at the recording session and is signed by producer George Martin.
Deeds for Rigby’s grave, in a Liverpool cemetery where McCartney first met John Lennon at a church function as well as a miniature Bible, dated 1899 and with her name written inside, will go at the same auction. They were discovered by a relative when the estate of two of Rigby’s half-sisters was left to the family.
The auctioneer expects fierce global bidding at the Beatles Memorabilia Auction on September 11th with sales figures expected to far exceed the $30,000 opening price.