Look At All The Lonely People

It could be a song about life in a pandemic. Written 55 years ago, the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby talks of loneliness and isolation –"Look at all the lonely people" – and especially a lonely woman who died, was buried, and no one came to her funeral.


Sir Paul McCartney, who was knighted on this day in '97, denies that the song is based on a real person but one woman may have proof to the contrary.



Released in 1966 on the album 'Revolver', the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" talks of the loneliness and isolation. Specifically the loneliness of a woman and of a priest. The lyrics include,


Eleanor Rigby

Died in the church and was buried

along with her name

Nobody came


Father McKenzie