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A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - E

Eight Days a Week (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 6 Oct 64
Released: 15 Feb 65 (US), on "Beatles for Sale": 4 Dec 64 (UK), on "Beatles VI": 14 Jun 65 (US)
Notes: Knocked out quickly. Ringo suggested the title, or in another version, a driver did so.

Eleanor Rigby (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 28, 29 Apr, 6 Jun 66
Released: 5 Aug 66 (US and UK), on "Revolver": 5 Aug 66 (UK), 8 Aug 66 (US)
Notes: "Darning socks" from Ringo. Temporary lyrics were "Ola Na Tungee/Blowing his mind in the dark/With a pipe full of clay/No-one can say." Paul claims Eleanor was not based on a real person and the name and surname came independently. There is a gravestone in a chuchyard where they hung out with that name. But Paul says Eleanor came from Eleanor Bron (one of John's girlfriends) and Rigby came from a shop sign "Rigby & Evans Ltd., Wine & Spirit Shippers." Father McKenzie was originally Father McCartney; McKenzie came from the phone book. This was a real change in Paul's writing. Her name was originally "Miss Daisy Hawkins." Paul's first attempt at serious music.

The End (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 23 Jul, 5, 7, 8, 15, 18 Aug 69
Released: on "Abbey Road": 26 Sept 69 (UK), 1 Oct 69 (US)

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 27 Jun, 1, 23 Jul 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Monkey is Yoko, and heroin (monkey on back). Originally "Come on, come on."

Every Little Thing (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 29, 30 Sep 64
Released: on "Beatles for Sale": 4 Dec 64 (UK), on "Beatles VI": 14 Jun 65 (US)
Notes: Filler. Written for Jane.

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