On 3 January it became know that Gerry Marsden, singer of the legendary had past away after a short illness. This sad event led to a short digital conversation for three.
Gerry Marsden, the lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for hits including You’ll Never Walk Alone and Ferry Cross the Mersey, has died at 78 after a short illness.
Yes very sad news, Gary - and so unexpected. A very sudden illness apparently. He regularly cropped up on TV programmes about the history of music in Liverpool. For me an especially poignant passing because Gerry and the Pacemakers headlined the first pop concert I went to in 1966 in Shrewsbury. I was 9 or 10 and it must have been shortly before the group broke up after the string of hits ended and the Merseybeat boom had become a distant memory. I well remember the thrill of Gerry's shiny Gretsch guitar flashing on stage.