Gerry and the Pacemakers were an English beat group prominent in the s Merseybeat scene. In common with the Beatlesthey came from Liverpoolwere managed by Brian Epsteinand were recorded by George Martin. They rivalled the Beatles early in their career, playing in the same areas of Hamburg and Liverpool.
The group's original name was Gerry Marsden and the Mars Bars but they were forced to change this when the Mars CompanyGirl On A Swing - Gerry & The Pacemakers - Girl On A Swing / The Way You Look Tonight of the chocolate Mars Barcomplained.
It quickly became the signature tune of Liverpool Football Club and, later, other sports teams around the world. Despite this early success, Gerry and the Pacemakers never had another number one single in the UK. The band also starred in an early 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.
In the US, their recordings were released by the small New York City record label Laurie inwith which they issued four singles without success. By latetheir popularity was rapidly declining on both sides of the Atlantic. Girl On A Swing - Gerry & The Pacemakers - Girl On A Swing / The Way You Look Tonight Marsden became a popular cabaret and children's TV entertainer. Drummer Freddie Marsden died on 9 December in Southportage On 15 MarchGerry Marsden collapsed onstage while performing at a concert in Newport, Walesdue to a sore knee.
After being helped offstage, Marsden did not return, but was quoted as saying the incident was "nothing serious". Gerry Marsden announced his retirement on 29 Novemberin order to spend more time with family,  but, on 6 Juneto commemorate Liverpool's win against Tottenham in the Champions Leaguehe surprised Take That fans by singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at their show at Anfield.
In the United States, a different series Pianoconcert Nr. Op. 22: Allegro Scherzando - Various - Aangenaam. Klassiek - Editie 1997 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.
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I'm not being detrimental, but in the south, I think the groups have let themselves get a bit too formal. On Merseyside, it's beat, beat, beat all the way. We go on and really have a ball. Book: Gerry and the Pacemakers. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gerry and the Pacemakers.