Fandom

Music Wiki

Gerry and the Pacemakers

17,484pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share


Gerry and the Pacemakers is a British music group from the 1960s around Gerry Marsden.

ContentEdit

[hide]*1 History

History[Edit]Edit

In 1962 Gerry & the pacemakers had a contract with manager Brian Epstein as a second group in addition to the Beatles. They got hits like Ferry Cross the Mersey(1964/65) and Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (1964). The song you'll Never Walk Alone (1963) by Rodgers & Hammerstein, had made that impression on Marsden after he had seen the film Carousel in his youth, became their biggest hit. This song has been covered many times and has been the club song of Liverpool.

Their song Ferry Cross the Mersey in 1989 again reached the charts after a new version was released as a tribute to the victims of the Hillsboroughramp with the participation of artists originating from Liverpool The ChristiansHolly JohnsonPaul McCartney and Stock, Aitken & Waterman. This version remained 3 weeks at number 1 in the UK singles chart.

Gerry and the pacemakers were already years apart. The group stopped in October 1966.

Composition[Edit]Edit

The group came together in 1959 and was originally called Gerry Marsden and the Mars Bars, but when Mars Incorporated objection to that name, they changed that in Gerry and the pacemakers. The occupation was originally:

Arthur Mack in 1961 was replaced by Les Maguire.

Fred Marsden died in 2006.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Pré-Top 40
How do you do it? 1963 07-1963 29 8
Top 40
Ferry ' cross the Mersey 1989 17-06-1989 20 5 with The ChristiansHolly JohnsonPaul McCartney & Stock, Aitken & Waterman /No. 21 in the Single Top 100
You'll never walk alone 1995 04-03-1995 24 6 No. 34 in the Single Top 100

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Ferry ' cross the Mersey 1125 983 852 1392 1168 1607 1574 1858 - 1810 1922 1913 1991 - -
How do you do it 1913 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
You'll never walk alone 296 504 868 718 526 656 632 632 708 624 646 654 614 731 633

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.