Monday, August 18, 2014
Here's John Lennon in 1966 sarcastically telling L.A. reporters that Eleanor Rigby was a song about "two queers"
Reporter: I'd like to direct this question toward Mssrs. Lennon and McCartney. In a recent article, Time Magazine put down pop music and they referred to "Day Tripper" as being about a prostitute and "Norwegian Wood" as being about a lesbian. Now I just wanted to know what your intent was when you wrote it and what your feeling is about the Time Magazine criticism of the music that is being written today.
Paul McCartney: We just try to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all.
Reporter: May I ask about the song "Eleanor Rigby?" What was the motivation or inspiration for that?
John Lennon: "Two queers."