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.