Beat poets Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs agreed: there’s something special about The Beatles‘ “Eleanor Rigby.” Although, when Paul McCartney played the melody for his piano teacher, they weren’t too impressed.

The Beatles performing on 'Top of the Pops' in 1966.
The Beatles | Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns

Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burrough’s relationship with the Fab Four

The pair of poets were close to The Beatles in their own way.

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