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RIP Gerry Marsden

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Kate1949 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:41:45

Another part of my youth gone. I loved Gerry and the Pacemakers after The Beatles. RIP Gerry and thanks.

Urmstongran Sun 03-Jan-21 17:44:06

Oh yes. ‘Ferry, ‘cross the Mersey’. Lovely song.

Pantglas2 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:54:30

DH’s arms aloft at the moment, murdering ‘You’ll never walk alone’ 🥴

EllanVannin Sun 03-Jan-21 17:57:03

So very sad. RIP Gerry thanks for the memories. x

Oopsadaisy1 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:58:23

So sad, saw him with the Pacemakers when I was 14 at our local theatre, not too much screaming so we were able to enjoy the music.
Makes me feel so old now, the people I grew up singing along with are dying.

crazyH Sun 03-Jan-21 17:58:40

Oh dear - I liked him 😭

Kate1949 Sun 03-Jan-21 18:01:50

I found an old school dictionary recently. On it I'd written the names of my favourite pop stars - 'I love George'sad (Harrison) which I did. Gerry was written there too. sad

BlueBelle Sun 03-Jan-21 18:04:39

Oh I loved Gerry and the pacemakers they appeared in my town 1963 I used to see all the 60 s groups including Rolling Stones before they became really famous

Callistemon Sun 03-Jan-21 18:44:27

RIP Gerry

Forever remembered by Liverpool FC.

Urmstongran Sun 03-Jan-21 18:50:36

He was 78y. That shocked me!

FannyCornforth Sun 03-Jan-21 18:54:38

I can't even bare to tell DH sad

Hellogirl1 Sun 03-Jan-21 19:08:36

Sad news. Hubby and I had tickets to see him here in Boston a few years ago, but he was ill with his heart, and the show was 7 months late happening. It was a brilliant show though. He will be missed.

sodapop Sun 03-Jan-21 19:26:23

So many memories thinking of Gerry Marsden RIP sad

NanTheWiser Sun 03-Jan-21 20:10:12

Another one bites the dust.... RIP Gerry.

welbeck Sun 03-Jan-21 20:15:25

Oopsadaisy1

So sad, saw him with the Pacemakers when I was 14 at our local theatre, not too much screaming so we were able to enjoy the music.
Makes me feel so old now, the people I grew up singing along with are dying.

read an article yesterday that said our favourite music is linked to what was on the radio/in the charts when we were aged 14. it becomes fixed in our minds and hearts as a golden era.
he had a good voice, and was a nice person apparently.

Moonlight113 Sun 03-Jan-21 20:26:25

Sad that. 😟

Moonlight113 Sun 03-Jan-21 20:28:28

When I was fourteen it was Johnny Ray singing something about raining I think. And Pat Boone, Thee I love. Does nothing for me now.

PollyDolly Sun 03-Jan-21 20:37:48

Never saw him on tour but still loved his music. Would be nice to think there might be a documentary on him sometime soon.

AliceJane Sun 03-Jan-21 20:51:23

Very sad, R.I.P

BlueBelle Sun 03-Jan-21 21:00:04

Strange his group was the pacemakers and he was fitted with one in later life he died from a heart infection

welbeck Sun 03-Jan-21 21:33:38

i'm guessing the cardiac one had not been invented then. would have had connotations of roger bannister.

B9exchange Sun 03-Jan-21 21:45:11

RIP Gerry, so many of them going or gone. Welbeck pacemakers were invented in 1950, when I was working at the National Heart Hospital in the 60s I took a call from a lovely old lady telling me that hers had just stopped working - we got her to hospital in 20 minutes!

notoveryet Sun 03-Jan-21 21:53:55

RIP Gerry, saw him many times but will always remember when the sound system failed and he still sang on, filling the space with his voice.

Grandmafrench Sun 03-Jan-21 22:09:02

1964 I Like It - such happy memories. RIP Gerry x

JenniferEccles Sun 03-Jan-21 22:30:37

Part of the soundtrack of my teens. Always sad to hear that another one has gone.