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Beatles Auction News: Eleanor Rigby’s Grave Plot, George Martin Handwritten Score

Want to be buried in the same church grave plot as Eleanor Rigby? Now's your chance.

The site in Liverpool's St. Peter's church yard, where Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met, that inspired the Beatles' 1966 hit is going up for auction during September. Local laws allow someone to be buried in the same plot after 75 years, which will make the Rigby plot available for burial in 2024. The plot is expected to fetch between $2,570-$5,100.

Also up for auction is George Martin's original handwritten string score for the song, with notes, which is predicted to bring in as much as $25,700.

The Beatles Memorabilia Auction will be hosted on September 11 by Omega Auction in Warrington, England.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.