Personalities | Gerry & The Pacemakers | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1959–present)

In 1963, this Liverpool act’s first three singles – ‘How Do You Do It’, ‘I Like It’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – all reached the top in Britain, a hitherto unmatched feat. Self-composed ‘I’m The One’ almost made it four in a row but times got harder after ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’ seized up at No. 6, though it did establish the group in North America. Backed by new Pacemakers, Gerry Marsden (vocals, guitar) became a popular draw on Swinging Sixties nostalgia revues.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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