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The following is a (hopefully) complete list of fictional and real characters referenced by the musical group The Beatles in their songs. If adding a name, make sure that the character isn't already listed and that you are putting him/her in the correct section (e.g. Julia from the song of that name is Julia Lennon, and Lucy in "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is most likely Lucy O'Donnell, a classmate of Julian Lennon; likewise the entire cast of "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" is believed to be real).

Fictional characters

Fictional: A

Fictional: B

Fictional: C

Fictional: D

Fictional: E

Fictional: F

Fictional: H

  • Her Majesty (in "Her Majesty") (Almost certainly fictional, as the identity of the character is unclear)

Fictional: J

Fictional: K

Fictional: L

Fictional: M

Fictional: N

  • Nancy (a.k.a. McGill or Lil) (in "Rocky Raccoon")
  • Nowhere Man (in "Nowhere Man")[2]

Fictional: P

Fictional: R

Fictional: S

Fictional: V

Fictional: W

Real characters

Beatles members and associates:

Historical figures and other famous people:

Real: B

Real: D

Real: F

Real: G

Real: H

Real: J

Real: K

Real: L

Real: M

Real: P

Real: R

Real: S

Real: T

Real: U

Real: W

Unclear whether real or fictional

Unclear: D

Unclear: L

Unclear: M

Unclear: Q

  • The Queen (in "Mean Mr. Mustard") (it is not clear whether this is Queen Elizabeth II, or a fictional queen)

Unclear: R

References

  1. Both the poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter", which inspired this song, and Humpty Dumpty, appear in Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Note that this character is not related to The Eggman in Sonic the Hedgehog nor to Eggman Movers in Toy Story.
  2. The movie Yellow Submarine gives his name as Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph. D.
  3. Pam is Mister Mustard's sister.
  4. From Lewis Carroll's poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter". John Lennon was under the impression when he wrote this song that the Walrus was the hero and the Carpenter the villain; he was upset to learn that they were both villains.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" was a Victorian circus poster set to music, so everyone mentioned was real.
  6. although the real-life horse was called Zanthus.
  7. When Leary contested the 1968 US Presidency, John Lennon wrote "Come Together" as his campaign song.[citation needed]
  8. Lucy O'Donnell was a classmate of John Lennon's son Julian, whose school's artwork served as inspiration for his father's song.[citation needed]
  9. Prudence Farrow is Mia Farrow's sister.
  10. Dr. Roberts was a New York physician who would prescribe any drug for money.
  11. Although most of the song is fictional, Paul McCartney did supposedly have Jennifer Saunders break into his London house through the bathroom window, and she inspired the song.
  12. In reality, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven were not contemporaries; the latter died long before the former was born.
  13. The name is a compound of "Eleanor Bron" and the sign of a Bristol shop, "Rigby & Evens Ltd." However, the graveyard of St Peter's Church in Liverpool contains the tombstone of a real-life Eleanor Rigby, and Paul has admitted that this may be an example of cryptomnesia.

See also

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