In the early sixties, Gerry and the Pacemakers worked the same Liverpool/Hamburg circuit as the Beatles and many other groups before being signed in 1962 by manager Brian Epstein, as his second group after the Beatles.
The following year under the direction of producer George Martin, they burst on the scene with three consecutive No.1 hits How Do You Do It, I Like It and You’ll Never Walk Alone – proving themselves serious competitors to the Beatles.
Over the next few years, most of the Pacemakers subsequent hits were written by Gerry Marsden, including It’s All Right, I’m the One, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ and Ferry Cross the Mersey (also the name of a film in which they starred).
The group disbanded in 1966, but was reformed by Gerry in 1974. They continue to tour in the UK and worldwide and audiences continue to flock to their concerts.