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Gerry Marsden was the lead singer of the British Invasion band Gerry and the Pacemakers.

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Published in The Advocate on Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.x
January 18, 2021
Saw Gerry snd his band at cafe dancent in cleethorpes, lincolnshire before they had their first hit. Loved them and still do. Songs never forgotten. So sorry for your loss.
Maureen Demyd
Friend
January 17, 2021
Remembering Gerry with fond memories of his music
January 17, 2021
So sorry to lose a great Scouser rip gerry
Damian Hughes
January 17, 2021
The world has lost a brilliant songwriter/musician and you will be terribly missed by all of us fortunate enough to have known and worked with you. RIP Gerry.
Julian Temple
Friend
January 17, 2021
A legend whose music will live forever. He loved Liverpool and Liverpool loved him. RIP Gerry
Geraldine O’Connor
January 17, 2021
I was just a teenager when I heard Gerry's music. I was enchanted immediately. The song 'I Like it' was one of the first I heard on the Pop Radio Station in Auckland, NZ in those early 60's. Then when I heard Gerry again in NZ on the North Shore, when my daughter was with me, I heard those times again. Since his passing, I have been playing his CD that my daughter gave me when I was 65, with all those fabulous songs of the 60s. His voice, tenacity, love of being a 'caring' and 'real' person have endeared me and in the past two weeks the songs of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', 'Don't let the Sun Catch your Crying', 'I Like it' and 'Girl on a Swing' have been my constant companions. Still gone too soon, such a talented, humble and caring man. His legendary contribution to music and sports will never be forgotten. Blessings to his family from Auckland, New Zealand.
Judith Selvaraj
Friend
January 16, 2021
My Brother in law Stephen Walker was a huge fan of Liverpool as my Husband his Brother is also his Daughter Stephanie.
Our Daughter Son and Grandchildren all fans too.
You'll never walk alone was played at Stephens funeral 10 years ago 13th Jan 2010 xx
Yvonne Walker
Family
January 16, 2021
Being a Celtic supporter our club also adopted his iconic song ‘ you’ll never walk alone’. I fill up every time I hear it. I met Gerry once years ago when he had just played a club in Edinburgh. He was so nice to me and my husband. A true gentleman. He will be sadly missed. Blessings to all his family. You will never walk alone Gerry RIP Liz, Edinburgh.
Liz Ferguson
Acquaintance
January 16, 2021
His positive outlook was evident in his songs, and his words were uplifting, all wrapped in a garb of youthful laughter, wittiness, and charm. A wonderful human being!! His music impacted my 15 year old life at a difficult time, and Ferry Cross the Mersey is one of my Life Songs. God bless Pauline and remaining family, always!
Carol Cooley
January 16, 2021
So many good times Gerry over the years RIP John W
John Wainwright
Family
January 16, 2021
Philip and Elizabeth wellings allways remembermeeting and listening to the music. Walk on
Philip Wellings
Friend
January 16, 2021
You was a true liverpool legend r.i.p you'll never walk alone gerry
Julie Mayo
January 16, 2021
I REMEMBER HIS SONGS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. bRINGS BACK MEMORIES
January 16, 2021
DAVID MANN
January 16, 2021
My grandad was Gerry's cousin. I was meant to meet you when this was all over. I was going to sing YNWA with you. Thoughts and prayers go to your family. Rest In Peace Gerry, say hi to Grandad for me.
Amelia Wright
January 16, 2021
Christine & Elaine Gerry's humour will be greatly missed in Neston.God Bless.
Christine Elaine
January 15, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the Marsden family. May fond memories warm your hearts and the comfort God gives help you cope.
January 15, 2021
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. I'll always remember my youth every time I hear your songs. My condolences to your family and friends.
Mary Miller
January 15, 2021
Lovely man metbhim when he appeared in Bedford one of thcvge true greats rest in peace
Delia Young
January 15, 2021
I followed Gerry all through the 60's. I went to see him several times when he came to Blackwood Miners Institute and St Davids Hall Cardiff. Even though he must have been tired after his excellant peformance on stage he always had time to speak to his fans after the concert and I was lucky to be one of them. He will be greatly missed. I send my sincere condolences to Pauline and all his family. Gerry you were the best and your music will live on forever. God bless and RIP.
Anne Jones
Friend
January 15, 2021
Dear Gerry You Will Be Sorely Missed Always I Am A Dingle Girl And Always Loved Your Music Your Never Walk Alone Song Is Very Special To Me God Bless You Gerry Sing For The Angels Much Love To Pauline And The Girls You Will Never Be Forgotten xxxxxxxxxxxxx Jean Dennis
Jean Dennis
January 15, 2021
We've seen Gerry many times over the years and will always remember what a brilliant entertainer he was. We always tried to see him after the show for his great sense of humour. We send our best wishes to his family. RIP Gerry _you will never walk alone. From Alan and Hazel Davies of Hereford.
ALAN DAVIES
Friend
January 15, 2021
I knew him for many years and never had a chance to sing with him.
His music and rearrangements of his original music were amazing. Always remembered.
He won't rest in peace, he'll always be rockin' and rolling! Love Karen..
Karen Guiu
Friend
January 14, 2021
When I was a teenager, of course everyone jumped to the Beatles. I jumped to Gerry & the Pacemakers. I thought they were Great. Even 30 years later, I tried singing, (no luck) then playing the LP "Don't let the Sun Catch You Crying" to my daughter after her first break-up. She still remembers as do I. May you Rest in Peace, Gerry, and stay on the Ferry.
Jim Hopkins
January 14, 2021
God bless you now you can sing with our 96 angels
Andrea Rtimi
Friend
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Debbie and paul Brotherton
Friend
January 14, 2021
So sad love your music so,privileged to have seen you over many years
Pam & Rod Banks
Friend
January 14, 2021
...Gone Too Soon!! Loved Your Music. Thank Goodness I was so Lucky to have Experienced Gerry and The Pacemakers!!! ( always the 'good ones' leave us too early...). Susie
Susie
January 14, 2021
Alishia
January 14, 2021
R.I.P. Gerry. Your rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone at Shank’s funeral in Liverpool Cathedral will live with me forever.
David Skinn
Friend
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. A lovely caring person who had time for all he came into contact with.
R.I.P. Gerry.
David Skinn
Friend
January 14, 2021
I grew up with the British Invasion Groups and Gerry and the Pacemakers was one of my favorites. When I hear one of their songs it takes me back to the best years of my life growing up. I’m gonna miss ya, buddy!
Danny Price
Friend
January 14, 2021
Was a nice feller and wil be sadly missed
Jane Anderson
January 14, 2021
The world lost a great singer. He will be missed by all who knew him. Listening to his songs got me though alot of hard times..God bless you Gerry RIP..
Deborah Harriott
January 14, 2021
May the words at Isaiah 61:1,2 prove to be comforting to you. God will bind up the broken hearted... and comfort all who mourn.
January 14, 2021
Gerry, you gave me so much pleasure with your wonderful music for over 50 years So glad I saw you at your penultimate performance in Dorking. Thank you and “walk on, walk on - YNWA.
Chris Smith
January 14, 2021
This world has lost not just a musician but a wonderful person
If every one in the world was half as good a person as Gerry was the the world would be a 10 times better place to live


RIP Gerry
David ( handy man )
David Dean
Friend
January 14, 2021
I’m sorry for your loss. May the love of friends and family, carry you through this most grievous time. May God be with you.
January 14, 2021
One of the best concerts i went to in Queensland on holidays. Great music fun person. God bless you Gerry
Marg McKenzie
January 14, 2021
I was still young when I first heard the song Ferry Cross The Mersey on radio waves and bought the vinyl record, kept it for several years and lost it and bought the cassette tape, lost it, bought a laser disc, lost it, download into a USB flash drive, lost it and now listen on Youtube. Gerry... RIP
Alan
January 14, 2021
He sang lots of great songs that won't be forgotten. RIP Gerry. My condolences to the Marsden family.
Steve Ashley, Winston-Salem NC
January 14, 2021
So sorry to read the sad news about Gerry. He was a truly inspirational musician and a great person too. He loved his city and never forgot his roots. I saw him live in Cardiff on a shared bill with Lulu in 1990 and I was privileged to be present a a great evening. Thank you for the music Gerry and RIP. John in Cardiff
January 14, 2021
YES GERRY MARSDEN'S SONGS FERRY CROSS CROSS THE MERSY & DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING BRINGS BACK THE MEMORIES OF MY HIGH SCHOOLS YEARS. HE BROUGHT A LOT OF HAPPINESS FOR THOSE WHO KNEW HIM . MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY IN THIS SAD TIME. MAY HIS SONGS ALWAYS SERVE AS A MEMORY ALWAYS IN OUT HEARTS!
David Mann
Acquaintance
January 14, 2021
Sorry about your loss May your hearts be comforted by God's Grace and love. Philippians 4:6-7!
Janelle Eloisa Almendis Augustine
January 14, 2021
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends rest in peace gerry
PATRICK TUMILTY
Friend
January 14, 2021
Rest in peace gerry you are up in heaven my friend singing for everyone I will definitely see you when I get up to heaven
PATRICK TUMILTY
Friend
January 13, 2021
This band stirred my soul till this very day. Peacefully calm, loving music that is regretfully missing in our lost society. Thank you Gerry, RIP..
brian pawlak
January 13, 2021
RIP Gerry you songs will always be in my heart
Ludovico Yanto
January 13, 2021
We were teenage friends in Liverpool before I left for Canada I have many happy memories of those days. Condolences to Pauline and his family. Val carter Montreal Canada
January 13, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Marsden family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you in your time of sorrow.
January 13, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Gerry, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, the wonderful music memories, and some of the anthems of my youth, and beyond.
Harry Simpson
January 13, 2021
Sending hugs and prayers to his family and friends. I loved his music growing up, he was an icon of my youth. May God comfort his family and friends during this time.
Janette Lewis
January 13, 2021
Safe, Whole, and Intact
SJ Coleman-Boyd
January 13, 2021
May the God of comfort strengthen Gerrys family,friends and fans during this sad time. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
January 13, 2021
I loved your music growing up. Even though I lived in the US, the British scene was more than awesome then. So many greats came from Britten. Don’t let the sun catch you cryin. Remembering you with a smile.❤
Melanie Johnson
Friend
January 13, 2021
I send my sincere condolences to his family. May memories of him be a blessing. May God comfort and console you during your time of need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Marilyn Campbell
January 13, 2021
Carol Sivadge
January 13, 2021
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Gerry Marsden. I enjoyed his music so much in the early 60's. I loved the record " Don't let the sun catch you crying " & " Ferry cross the Mersey" , so many memories and fun times connected to those songs. May the God of comfort soften your grief during this difficult time and may your many memories of your dear loved ones bring you solace and peace. Again my sincere condolences to the family.
L. M.
January 13, 2021
Gerry was one of my favorite British Invasion Groups' lead singers of the 60s. I bet you're still performing in Heaven with that beautiful voice. Rest in Peace. From a fan.
Robert Hinson
January 13, 2021
ONE OF MY REGRETS INLIFE IS THAT I NEVER SAW YOU SING LIVE. YOURS ID ONE OF THE LOVELIEST VOICES I'VE EVER HEARD. MY NANA, WHO GREW UP ON CROWN STREET, GET EMOTIONAL EVERY TIME SHE HEARD FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY. IT MADE HER HOMESICK. SHE LOVED YOU TOO. SHE CAME TO NEW YORK IN 1929 & WAS ALWAYS FROM LIVERPOOL. SHE SHARED STORIES & PUB SONGS WITH ME. I FEEL LIKE AN HONOURARY SCOUSE. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
CARRIN HARE
Friend
January 13, 2021
I loved the sound of Gerry and the Pacemakers and send sincere condolences to the Marsden family for your loss. At this difficult time, may God comfort and strengthen you and your loved ones.
Mary
Neighbor
January 13, 2021
"The nighttime shadows disappear;
and with them go all your tears.
...but tomorrow in the morning light,
oh, don't let the sun catch you crying."

Thank you, Gerry.
Scott Preston
January 13, 2021
Im sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. To Garry's family,friends and all the fans I offer my sincere sympathy for your loss. So talented and leaves many great memories.
Steele
January 13, 2021
Gerry you will be missed, growing up as a teenager in the 60's in England and loving the song Ferry Cross the Mersey, I know you are singing in Heaven.
Janettte Davis
January 13, 2021
Great scouser he was what Liverpool is as a caring special person.the people of this Great city are as he was.we don't care what your name is boy,we'll never turn you away.God bless you Gerry and your family.Jimmy mac Huyton.
Jimmy Mccarthy
January 13, 2021
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Gerry Marsden. Music is the language of the heart. Mr Marsden ‘s contribution to that will always be remembered. May God give your family comfort and peace as you mourn your loved one. Philippians 4:7
Chris
January 13, 2021
Love your music. R.I.P.
Betty Brannigan
January 13, 2021
I remember growing up listening to these beautiful songs. Truly an amazing artist he was. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult period.
January 13, 2021
Gerry and the Pacemakers were part of the musical thrill that was the British Invasion in the 60's. One of the many groups we listened to in high school and on the radio at the time. I will continue playing this music on You Tube and have Gerry in my vast record album collection. Playing 60's music makes me feel young again and keeps the memories alive from a happier time. God Bless you Gerry and thank you for the fantastic music you produced. It was a special time back then.
Terry Wills
January 13, 2021
Thanks for the great songs from you and your group in the 60's. If there is a rock and roll heaven I know you singing loud and clear.
Norm Ballow
January 13, 2021
I loved Gerry's voice and talent, especially Don't let the Sun catch you crying . Always a part of my life. Rest in peace .
Ron
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
He will be truly missed and thought of often .
John Kupper
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
loved there music too the family sorry for youre lost
beverly davies
January 13, 2021
Gerry was a part of my growing up in the 60's
He lived not far from me and when we met he was always very kind and considerate
My condolences to Pauline and the family
GLENN COLLINGS
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
When I hear the songs that Gerry and the Pacemakers performed it brings back a lot of good memories of my childhood. Thank you Gerry.
Don Challans
January 13, 2021
Gerry Marsden RIP.
“You‘ll Never Walk Alone”
What a timeless Song
You may be gone but you will never be forgotten because this song means so much to so many people.
Our “FAMILY ANTHEM” always so special to us and always brings a tear to our eyes every time we hear it.
Happy Memories of Mum and Dad we love and miss you both.

GERRY MARSDEN

You were a selfless man who did his best to help people less fortunate than you.
You will always be a household name and your songs and music will live on and continue to inspire many people.
“REST IN PEACE” Gerry Marsden.
From all your fans in “AUSTRALIA” our heartfelt condolences to your wonderful family.
Frances Coller
January 13, 2021
Gerry and the Pacemakers were one of the best British Invasion bands in history. I loved listening to Gerry sing. He had such a soothing voice and made me happy listening to him. His songs were decent and heartfelt and I always looked forward to hearing him on the radio or watching him and his band on the television. I know that a lot of us teenagers in the 1960's loved him and his band. He definitely made a wonderful contribution to our music back then when songs were able to be understood and you could sing along . Thank you for letting him be a part of my life when I was a teenager. We had the best music ever back then and the British Invasion made it great. I am praying that God will comfort you all. We loved Gerry.
Patricia Bolen
Friend
January 12, 2021
Tears.
Rey Criollo
January 12, 2021
One time that my wife and I were in Liverpool, we were near the Mersey River, but I did not go over to actual look at it. I wish I had and hummed, "Ferry Cross the Mersey" to myself. Or maybe sang it out loud. So much wonderful music for which we should be grateful. It's Gonna Be Alright. Always.
Albert Alioto
January 12, 2021
Linda Tracy
January 12, 2021
Reaching my teenage years at the zenith of the group's popularity, over a half-century later I haven't changed my tune: They weren't called Gerry & the Pacemakers for nothin'!

My condolences to Gerry Marsden's family, friends and international fan base.
Stacy Harris
January 12, 2021
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your dear family member. I remember the band from times ago. May God give you comfort during this time of great sorrow.
Jones
January 12, 2021
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Gerry. As a young teenager, I would dance at the record-hops and play Gerry's songs on my 45's.
Thanks for the Memories!
Maryann
January 12, 2021
Peace and prayers offered to the family for your loss. I offer my condolences too you.
Lindsey
January 12, 2021
Scott Chamberland
January 12, 2021
Very saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. I've always enjoyed his beautiful voice and music, and I always will. And I've read that he was a noble and beloved man, who stayed true to his values and roots.

Rest in peace, Gerry. and thank you.
January 12, 2021
Gerry...a great artist, a great contributor to the music of the 60's. Whether listening on the radio in the car/home, or dancing at the school dance or in the house...Gerry and the Pacemakers brought great music, and now, great memories. I'm sorry to hear of Gerry's passing, may the good Lord bless and comfort the family and friends.
Holly
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