|September 24, 1942
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Les Maguire, keyboardist and saxophonist with 1960s chart-toppers Gerry and the Pacemakers – obituary
- Les Maguire, who has died aged 81, was the last surviving member of Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Merseybeat group, formed by Gerry Marsden in 1959, who rivalled The Beatles during the early Sixties.
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- Entertainment·The Telegraph
In the spring of 1960 several of Merseyside’s brightest rock ’n roll prospects auditioned for a coveted spot opening for Gene Vincent at Liverpool Stadium. Among those trying their luck were a collection of scrappy up-and-comers who had recently changed their name from The Quarrymen to The Silver Beetles. To their disgruntlement, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and bandmates were passed over. The honour of raising the curtain at Liverpool Stadium instead went to Lennon’s friend Gerry Marsden, who haThanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·NBC News
Marsden's family said that he died Sunday “after a short illness in no way connected with Covid-19" and that his wife, daughters and grandchildren are “devastated.”Thanks for your feedback!
Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the British band Gerry and the Pacemakers whose version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" became the thunderously sung anthem for Liverpool Football Club, has died at the age of 78, a friend announced on Sunday. "It’s with a very heavy heart after speaking to the family that I have to tell you the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a short illness which was an infection in his heart has sadly passed away," radio broadcaster Pete Price posted on Twitter. Marsden formed tThanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·Entertainment Weekly
Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and more have mourned the "You'll Never Walk Alone" singer.Thanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·The Telegraph
Gerry Marsden, frontman of Gerry and the Pacemakers, dies aged 78: Singer hailed a 'Liverpool legend'
The family of Gerry Marsden - singer of You'll Never Walk Alone - has died after a short illness. The lead singer of sixties band Gerry and the Pacemakers, who found fame in the Merseybeat scene, died on Sunday at the age of 78. The band's hits included Ferry Cross The Mersey, while their version of You'll Never Walk Alone became a football anthem for Marsden's home club of Liverpool. His friend, broadcaster Pete Price, wrote on Instagram: "It's with a very heavy heart, after speaking to the famThanks for your feedback!
After news of Gerry Marsden's death broke on Sunday, Paul McCartney took to Twitter to pay tribute to the Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman. "Gerry was a mate from our early days in Liverpool. He and his group were our biggest rivals on the local scene. His unforgettable performances of You’ll Never Walk…Thanks for your feedback!
The Merseybeat bandleader died from a heart infection on SundayThanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·Associated Press
Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and the song that became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” has died. Marsden was the lead singer of the band that found fame in the Merseybeat scene in the 1960s.Thanks for your feedback!
Gerry Marsden has died at the age of 78. The Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman was battling an infection in his heart and passed away Sunday morning. Marsden formed the Pacemakers in 1959, and the Liverpool band became the second signed to the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. They released their debut single "How Do…Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·The Wrap
Gerry Marsden, frontman for Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died after suffering an infection of the heart. He was 78.“It’s with a very heavy heart after speaking to the family that I have to tell you the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a short illness which was an infection in his heart has sadly passed away. Sending all the love in the world to Pauline and his family. You’ll Never Walk Alone,” British broadcaster Pete Price wrote, breaking the news in a tweet.Marsden was best known for the sonThanks for your feedback!