GERRY MARSDEN OF GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS- DEAD AT 78

Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers famed has died of a heart infection at the age of 78. Gerry and The Pacemakers were the second group that Brian Epstein signed- you may have heard of the first- a group called The Beatles. Their first hit “How Do You Do It” was a song that George Martin had recommended for The Beatles but they rejected it because it didn’t fit their sound and they wanted to release as a single their own “Love Me Do.” The song fell to Gerry and The Pacemakers and they took it to #1 in the UK charts. {The Beatles version can be found on 1995’s Anthology 1 }

Gerry and The Pacemakers first three singles all went to #1 in the UK- 1963 and 1964 were great years for them but then things began to stall for them. Their two most famous songs- “You’ll Never Walk Alone”- which is a song adopted by fans of Liverpool F.C. and “Ferry Cross The Mercy” which was also a hit in the US- #6.

Marsden remained active over the years- retiring in 2018. He had a history of heart problems having heart operations in both 2003 and 2016.

https://news.yahoo.com/gerry-marsden-singer-youll-never-180519507.html

9 responses to “GERRY MARSDEN OF GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS- DEAD AT 78

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    • I saw a story a year or two ago on the rock stars of the 60’s- early 70’s- in ten years most will be gone. When I saw that it was a shocker and my reaction was no- then when I read the story- and they went over the ages of this person and that person- well the story is going to sadly be correct.

    • The early pioneers of modern music…yeah. Those that were the first ones on the TV boxes…

      The shame of it is, in today’s terms, those pioneers would never make it big, now. They would still be regional if they wanted to control their own product. Creativity belongs to “the suits”, now.

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