UK single release: Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine

On the same day that The Beatles’ album Revolver was issued, Parlophone released the ‘Eleanor Rigby’/‘Yellow Submarine’ single in the United Kingdom.

Its catalogue number was Parlophone R 5493. The single – The Beatles’ second double a-side – entered the UK singles charts on 11 August 1966, and seven days later hit the number one spot.

In all it spent 13 weeks in the charts. The single’s sleeve carried an advert for Morphy-Richards hairdryers, a comic strip featuring the character ‘Fran the Fan’.

Eleanor Rigby single – United Kingdom

Last updated: 4 August 2017
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