100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey’-Gerry And The Pacemakers. The River Mersey flows into the Irish Sea at Liverpool. Gerry And The Pacemakers- were a Liverpool band managed by Brian Epstein [you’d have thought his hands were busy enough managing that other group- I think they were called The Beatles if I remember correctly.] They were recorded by The Beatles producer George Martin. Gerry And The Pacemakers had the distinction of being the first act to have their first three singles go to #1 in the UK Singles Chart- it wouldn’t happen again until 20 years later when another Liverpool band did it- Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Single: ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey’- Gerry And The Pacemakers/ Written by Gerry Marsden/ Recorded on May 27, 1964/ Time: 2:24/ Produced by George Martin/ Released December 1964/ Peaked at #6 in US Billboard Hot 100, #4 in UK Singles Chart.
Love this song. Gerry & The Pacemakers were an excellent group.
Love it. I came to know it through the Frankie Goes to Hollywood cover, which was quite faithful to the orignal.
One of my favourite songs of all time. Frankie’s version is awesome! Of course, I’m biased. Liverpool is my old home town.♥