FERRY CROSS THE STYX
English Merseybeat singer Gerry Marsden has died aged 78. Best known as the lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers, Gerry was the second most successful Liverpool artist of the 1960s, after the Beatles. With three number hits (oddly none of these were megahit Ferry Cross the Mersey), they were managed by Brian Epstein and also produced by George Martin. Their cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone – from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel – became an international hit, the theme tunes to Liverpool and Celtic football clubs, and held a massive resonance with its repeats after tragic events, most recently in the wake of covid. Gerry had suffered from ill health and become Gerry and the Pacemaker in recent years. HE was picked by 4 teams.
24 September 1942 – 3 January 2021