RIP Gerry Marsden a true legend

RIP Gerry Marsden a true legend #GerryMarsden Ferry Cross the Mersey one of the amazing song’s which he wrote both the words and music #FerryCrosstheMersey

Gerry And The Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden – whose hits included You’ll Never Walk Alone – has died aged 78.

His friend, broadcaster Pete Price announced the news, saying: “It’s with a very heavy heart after speaking to the family that I have to tell you the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a short illness which was an infection in his heart has sadly passed away.

“Sending all the love in the world to Pauline and his family. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Marsden, who was born in the Toxteth area of Liverpool in 1942, is perhaps best known for covering You’ll Never Walk Alone with his band – leading Liverpool FC to adopt it as its official motto.

He also penned 60s hits such as Ferry Cross the Mersey and Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying.

Gerry and the Pacemakers followed The Beatles into chart success, starting a local Merseybeat music scene in Liverpool, but the original group later split up in 1967, after seeing a decline in popularity..

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Tributes for the singer were led by Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson, who said: “So sorry to hear about the passing of Gerry Marsden what a Liverpool Legend. So glad I met him.”

I personally met him in Stevenage in the late 90’s he was a true gentleman with God given unique voice (Chris M Pattinson)