The Eleanor Rigby statue by musician and entertainer Tommy Steele is located on Stanley Street in Liverpool city centre.
The bronze statue depicts a woman in a headscarf, sitting on a stone bench with a shopping bag at her side. On the bench is an open copy of the local Liverpool Echo newspaper on which a small bird has landed, attracted by a piece of bread. Inspired by the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the sculpture was created by Steele in 1982, and references the lyrics “all the lonely people” from the song.
Its location on Stanley Street is near the site of the original Cavern Club where the Beatles made some of their earliest live performances in their native Liverpool during the early 1960s. A wall plaque reads:
“All the lonely people”
Sculpture by Tommy Steele
A ‘thank you’ to the People of Liverpool
3rd December 1982
From the Album
Revolver~August 5th 1966