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Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby Positive Passion » 03 Jan 2021, 18:54

Gerry from Gerry and the Pacemakers has died.

I saw him perform in Liverpool in the 80s - a "silver sounds of the sixties" tour - and the audience demanded three encores from him. As well as transforming You'll never walk alone, he also wrote Ferry cross the Mersey, one of the great evocative songs. If you ever tale that trip, you realise why the song was written.

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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby Rorschach » 03 Jan 2021, 19:04

Aw, that's sad.
They were a fine pop group.
He always struck me as a bit of a nob but a very likeable one.
Bugger off.

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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Jan 2021, 19:08

Very sad news. I'm a big fan and own it all. Was that initial hat-trick of three consecutive #1's, the debuts, ever outdone? Gerry Marsden had a free lifetime pass for the Mersey Ferry. I think of all the talents that came from Liverpool, Gerry Marsden represented the city best. Best possible "goodwill ambassador".
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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jan 2021, 19:57

*(sigh)*
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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 03 Jan 2021, 20:15

GoogaMooga wrote:Was that initial hat-trick of three consecutive #1's, the debuts, ever outdone?


Yup, Spice Girls (first 6, with another Geri) and Westlife (first 7)

He seemed a decent sort, he stayed local and did a lot for charities.

Can't escape him whenever you get the ferry, they play a quick blast as it leaves and comes in to every port :(
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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby Deebank » 03 Jan 2021, 20:25

He Lived in Neston.
My mate’s parents ran the newsagents there ( my bro still lives there as it goes). She said he was a nice chap. Some pleasant tunes too. RIP Gerry.
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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jan 2021, 21:17

Seemed a very likeable, kind fellow who enriched my life considerably by his astute choice of song which is an important part of my life. My wife asked me recently to make my funeral decisions (just in case). I need to decide whether to have Gerry's or a crowd recording (Kop) or of You'll Never Walk Alone, the only definite song chosen so far.



RIP Gerry and thanks.


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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby C » 03 Jan 2021, 21:26

Sadly, no more Ferries Cross the Mersey for that lad...

You'll never walk alone Gerry

RIP






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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby C » 03 Jan 2021, 21:30

John aka Josh wrote:Seemed a very likeable, kind fellow who enriched my life considerably by his astute choice of song which is an important part of my life.


I Like It....!





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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby Jimbly » 03 Jan 2021, 23:02

Came across as a very likeable guy.
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Re: Gerry Marsden RIP

Postby pcqgod » 04 Jan 2021, 05:49

"It's gonna be alright" is a favorite of mine.
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