Song of the Day: Gerry & The Pacemakers, “Ferry Cross The Mersey”

Gerry Marsden, frontman and leader of the 1960’s Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers, would be turning 80 today (he died in January 2021). Like The Beatles, they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin. “Ferry Cross The Mersey” was written by Gerry and was from the soundtrack of the film of the same name. Released in late 1964, it reached #6 in the US and #8 in the UK.

15 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Gerry & The Pacemakers, “Ferry Cross The Mersey”

  1. Hi John – he and they are iconic for us Brits from that era … I’ve yet to visit Liverpool! But I always enjoyed their songs … cheers Hilary


  2. Back in the day they were one of my favorite Brit groups. Shortly after it came out, I went to see the film at the old Palace Theater (now called the Crown Theater) on the town square in Crown Point Indiana. Went to see movies there just about every weekend.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. I think it’s the echo and the strings coming in together. It’s like the soundtrack from a horror film. The song itself is quite sweet and sentimental (we don’t care what your name is, boy, we’ll never send you away).


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