Gerry Marsden, lead singer of British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died at 78 after a short illness
Gerry Marsden of Gerry and The Pacemakers performs on the TV show Beat-Club in 1965 in Bremen, Germany. His friend Pete Price said on Instagram after speaking to Marsden's family that the Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman died after a short illness related to a heart infection. Marsden was the lead singer of the band that found fame in the Merseybeat scene in the 1960s. Though another Liverpool band — The Beatles — reached superstardom, Gerry and the Pacemakers will always have a place in the city's consciousness because of "You'll Never Walk Alone." I'm going to tell my band we're going to play that song," Marsden told The Associated Press in 2018 when recalling the first time he heard the song at the cinema.cbsnews.com
'You'll Never Walk Alone:' Singer Gerry Marsden dies at 78
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2003 file photo, Gerry Marsden holds his MBE. Gerry Marsden, the British singer and lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers, who was instrumental in turning a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel into one of the great anthems in the world of football, has died. (Matthew Fearn/PA via AP, File)LONDON – Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and the song that became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” has died. “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”Marsden was the lead singer of the band that found fame in the Merseybeat scene in the 1960s. I’m going to tell my band we’re going to play that song,” Marsden told The Associated Press in 2018 when recalling the first time he heard the song at the cinema.