Gerry Marsden was born in Liverpool, England in 1942. He was a contemporary of John Lennon & Paul McCartney in the local music scene. He died in January 2021.
Gerry and the Pacemakers had hits in the UK and then came over with The Beatles during the so called "British Invasion" of 1964-65. Some of their hits were "How Do You Do It," "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey".
The group faded in 1966 but they were a big favorite in oldies radio and concerts in the US.
They had a great sound.