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Ferry Cross the Mersey (Stereo) (2002 Remastered Version)
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Gerry and the Pacemakers
Gerry and the Pacemakers group photo 1964.JPG
The band in 1964.
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Merseybeat, pop
Years active 1959–66
Labels Columbia (EMI) (UK)
Laurie Records (US)
United Artists (US)
Capitol Records (Canada)
Website gerryandthepacemakers.co.uk
Members Gerry Marsden
Freddie Marsden
Arthur Mack
Les Chadwick
Les Maguire

Gerry and the Pacemakers were an English beat group prominent in the 1960s Merseybeat scene. In common with the Beatles, they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin.[1]

They are most remembered for being the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases: "How Do You Do It?", "I Like It" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".[2] This record was not equalled for 20 years,[2] until the mid-1980s success of fellow Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Consequently, they stand as the second most successful pop group originating in Liverpool. Another of their most famous songs, "Ferry Cross the Mersey", refers to the River Mersey that flows into Liverpool.

History[edit]

Gerry Marsden formed the group in 1959 with his brother Fred, Les Chadwick, and Arthur McMahon. They rivalled the Beatles early in their career, playing in the same areas of Hamburg, Germany and Liverpool.[1] McMahon (known as Arthur Mack) was replaced on piano by Les Maguire around 1961.[1] They are known to have rehearsed at Cammell Laird shipping yard at Birkenhead. The group's original name was Gerry Marsden and the Mars Bars,[3] but they were forced to change this when the Mars Company, producers of the chocolate Mars Bar, complained.[4]

The band was the second to sign with Brian Epstein, who later signed them to Columbia Records (a sister label to the Beatles' label Parlophone under EMI).[1] They began recording in early 1963 with "How Do You Do It?", a song written by Mitch Murray.[5] The song was produced by George Martin and became a number one hit in the UK, the first by an Epstein-managed Liverpool group to achieve this on all charts.[6]

The 'Shankly Gates' entrance to Liverpool's home stadium Anfield. The anthem of Liverpool F.C., "You'll Never Walk Alone" is sung by its fans before the start of each home game with the Gerry and the Pacemakers version played over the PA system.

Gerry and the Pacemakers' next two singles, Murray's "I Like It" and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone", both also reached number one in the UK Singles Chart,[7] the latter recorded instead of the Beatles' "Hello Little Girl". "You'll Never Walk Alone" had been a favourite of Marsden's since seeing Carousel growing up. It quickly became the signature tune of Liverpool Football Club and, later, other sports teams around the world.[8][9] The song remains a football anthem.[10] The group narrowly missed a fourth consecutive number one when "I'm the One" was kept off the top spot for two weeks in February 1964 by fellow Liverpudlians' The Searchers "Needles and Pins".

The group's New York arrival in 1964.

Despite this early success, Gerry and the Pacemakers never had another number one single in the UK. Marsden began writing most of their songs, including "I'm the One","It's Gonna Be All Right" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey", as well as their first and biggest US hit, "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying", which peaked at No.4.[1]

The band also starred in an early 1965 film, Ferry Cross the Mersey (sometimes referred to as "Gerry and the Pacemakers' version of A Hard Day's Night"), for which Marsden wrote much of the soundtrack.[1] The title song was revived in 1989 as a charity single for an appeal in response to the Hillsborough football crowd disaster, giving Marsden – in association with other Liverpool stars, including Paul McCartney and Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Holly Johnson – another British number one.[1][11]

In the US, their recordings were released by the small New York City record label Laurie in 1963, with whom they issued four singles without success. When the Beatles broke through in January 1964, Laurie's next regular single release of "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" became a big hit and during 1964 Laurie coupled "How Do You Do It?" with "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Laurie 3261) and "I Like It" with "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Laurie 3271) with some success.

By late 1965, their popularity was rapidly declining on both sides of the Atlantic.[1] They disbanded in October 1966,[1] with much of their latter recorded material never released in the UK.

Drummer Freddie Marsden died on 9 December 2006 in Southport, age 66.

On 15 March 2017 Gerry Marsden collapsed onstage at a Gerry and the Pacemakers concert in Newport, South Wales, UK, and was helped offstage after telling the audience he was scheduled to undergo knee surgery the next week. Marsden did not return, and a spokesperson said only that he was "ill".

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

In the United States, a different series of Gerry and the Pacemakers' singles was issued, as their Laurie Records label created more albums, and at least two singles, which were never issued in Britain. This was a standard practice at the time; it also happened with the Beatles and the Dave Clark 5.[12]

Release Date A-side B-side Chart Positions UK Album US Album
UK[7] US[12] AU
March 1963 (UK)
April 1963 (US)
"How Do You Do It?" "Away From You"
1
-
3
Non-album tracks Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
May 1963 (UK)
June 1963 (US)
"I Like It" "It's Happened To Me"
1
-
3
Second Album
October 1963 (UK)
December 1963 (US)
"You'll Never Walk Alone" "It's Alright"
1
-
1
A: How Do You Like It?
B: Non-album track
A: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
B: Second Album
January 1964 (UK)
June 1964 (US)
"I'm The One" UK: "You've Got What I Like"
US: "It's Alright"
2
82
14
Non-album tracks A: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
UK B: Unreleased in US
US B: Second Album
April 1964 (UK)
May 1964 (US)
"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" UK: "Show Me That You Care"
US: "Away From You"
6
4
21
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
July 1964 "How Do You Do It?" (Reissue) "You'll Never Walk Alone"
n/a
9
n/a
A: Non-album tracks
B: How Do You Like It?
September 1964 "I Like It" (Reissue) "Jambalaya"
n/a
17
n/a
A: Second Album
B: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
September 1964 (UK)
June 1965 (US)
"It's Gonna Be Alright" UK: "It's Just Because"
US: "Skinny Minnie"
24
23
36
A: Ferry Cross The Mersey
UK & US B: Non-album tracks
A: Ferry Cross The Mersey
UK B: Non-album track
US B: I'll Be There
December 1964 (UK)
January 1965 (US)
"Ferry Cross The Mersey" UK: "You, You, You"
US: "Pretend"
8
6
2
A: Ferry Cross The Mersey
UK B: Non-album track
US B: How Do You Like It?
A: Ferry Cross The Mersey
UK B: I'll Be There
US B: Second Album
March 1965 "I'll Be There" UK: "Baby You're So Good To Me"
US: "You, You, You"
15
14
9
A & US B: Non-album tracks
UK B: Ferry Cross The Mersey
A & US B: I'll Be There
UK B: Ferry Cross The Mersey
March 1965 "Pretend" "Here's Hoping"
n/a
n/a
17
How Do You Like It? Second Album
September 1965 "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Reissue) "Away From You"
n/a
48
n/a
A: How Do You Like It?
B: Non-album track
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
October 1965 "Give All Your Love To Me" "You're The Reason"
n/a
68
45
A: Non-album track
B: How Do You Like It?
A: Non-album track
B: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
November 1965 (UK)
December 1965 (US)
"Walk Hand in Hand" "Dreams"
29
103
32
Non-album tracks Non-album tracks
February 1966 (UK)
March 1966 (US)
"La La La" "Without You"
-
90
66
Girl on a Swing
June 1966 (UK)
September 1966 (US)
"Girl on a Swing" UK: "A Fool To Myself"
US: "The Way You Look Tonight"
-
28
24
A & US B: Girl on a Swing
UK B: Unreleased in US
October 1966 "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" "Looking for My Life"
-
-
-
Girl on a Swing
April 1970 "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (Reissue) "Away From You"
-
-
-
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
April 1974 "Remember (The Days of Rock and Roll)" "There's Still Time"
-
-
-
Non-album tracks

(Note: The US single Of "I'll Be There" is an alternate take and all subsequent reissues used the original UK take.)

Albums[edit]

Release date Title UK Albums Chart[7] Billboard 200[13]
October 1963 (UK) How Do You Like It?
2
n/a
July 1964 (US) Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
n/a
29
November 1964 (US) Gerry and the Pacemakers' Second Album
n/a
129
February 1965 (UK) Ferry Cross the Mersey
19
13
February 1965 (US) I'll Be There!
n/a
120
May 1965 (US) Gerry and the Pacemakers' Greatest Hits
n/a
44
December 1966 (US) Girl on a Swing
n/a
-
July 1979 The Best of Gerry and the Pacemakers
n/a
-
1981 Ferry Cross the Mersey (live album)
n/a
-
1982 20 Year Anniversary Album
-
n/a
June 1984 The Very Best of Gerry and the Pacemakers
-
n/a

† – Soundtrack, includes other artists

EPs[edit]

  • How Do You Do It Columbia SEG8257 (July 1963)
  • You'll Never Walk Alone Columbia SEG8295 (December 1963)
  • I'm The One Columbia SEG8311 (February 1964)
  • Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying Columbia SEG8346 (May 1964)
  • It's Gonna Be All Right Columbia SEG8367 (December 1964)
  • Gerry In California Columbia SEG8388 (February 1965)
  • Ferry 'Cross The Mersey Columbia SEG8397 (1965)
  • Rip It Up Columbia SEG8426 (June 1965)

See also[edit]

Quotation[edit]

In 1963, Gerry Marsden was quoted as saying –

NME – August 1963[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Biography by Richie Unterberger". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2001). British Hit Singles (14th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 35. ISBN 0-85156-156-X. 
  3. ^ "Meet The Singer: Gerry Marsden - Mersey Beat". Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Freddie Marsden Remembered". Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  5. ^ The Beatles Anthology: Episode 1, chapter 16 "Please Please Me"-"We're No.1"
  6. ^ The Beatles Bible: How Do You Do It Retrieved 22 August 2008
  7. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 264. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ Nik Brumsack. The story of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', independent.co.uk, April 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Why Liverpool fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. Four Four Two. Retrieved 10 October 2016
  10. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 74. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 106. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  12. ^ a b Allmusic.com – Charts & Awards (singles)
  13. ^ Allmusic.com – Charts & Awards (albums)
  14. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 123. CN 5585. 

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