Gerry and the Pacemakers

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Gerry's Pacemakers, known until 2018 as Gerry and the Pacemakers, are a British beat group prominent in the 1960s Merseybeat scene. In common with the Beatles, they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin.[1] Their early successes alongside the Beatles were instrumental in popularizing the Merseybeat sound and launching the wider British beat boom of the mid-1960s.

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Gerry and the Pacemakers
The band in 1964: Les Maguire (top),Freddie Marsden, Gerry Marsdenand Les Chadwick
The band in 1964: Les Maguire (top),
Freddie Marsden, Gerry Marsden
and Les Chadwick
Background information
OriginLiverpool, England
Years active1956–present
MembersJohn Summerton
Rob Linacre
Arthur Mack
Tony Young
Darren Tingey
Rick Medlock
Past members

They were the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases: "How Do You Do It?", "I Like It" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".[2] This record was not equalled for 20 years,[2] until the mid-1980s success of fellow Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Another of their most famous songs, "Ferry Cross the Mersey", refers to the River Mersey, which flows past Liverpool, and was the title song for the film of the same name. The group also enjoyed some success in North America as part of the British Invasion with seven of their singles reaching the US top 40, the most popular being "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying".