One of the top Merseybeat groups of the early 1960s, Gerry and the Pacemakers followed the Beatles and many other British music groups on the "British Invasion" of 1964. Remembered for such hits as Ferry Cross the Mersey, How Do You Do It?, You'll Never Walk Alone and I'm The One.
Here are some pages with further information on Gerry, the Pacemakers, and anything else of relevance.
A listing of all the known records by Gerry and the Pacemakers from the "classic" era (and a few later ones). Currently lists UK, USA, Canadian and Japanese discographies. I welcome the assistance of collectors from other countries in trying to add others to this list. And just for fun and as a tribute to another band that left its own special residue on phenomenon that was the British Invation, I have added a Freddie and the Dreamers Discography page. (Surely that isn't groaning I hear from some quarters!)
A selection of lyrics to Gerry and the Pacemakers songs.
Guitar transcriptions of various Pacemaker songs.
My Meeting With Gerry
An account of my seeing and meeting Gerry Marsden at a concert
in Toronto a few years back.
A listing of the known books and magazines published pertaining to
Gerry and the Pacemakers.
A brief history of Gerry and the Pacemakers which may answer
some of your questions.
Wikipedia article on Gerry and the Pacemakers
Off-site link. Good overview of the band.
Gerry's Datebook (off-site link)
A useful off-site link to a draft chronology of Gerry's concert's, sessions, etc. (Someone has kindly saved me the effort...)
I Want It!
Going mad looking for some piece of Pacemaker paraphernalia? Looking for a 35mm print of Ferry 'Cross the Mersey? (If such a thing is even available anywhere...) Email me with your list of "must have" items, I'll post it here, and we'll hope for the best!
Links to various sites that you may find interesting.
Gerry's Official Site!
Gerry's new "official" presence on the internet for fans and followers of Gerry Marsden and the Pacemakers, replacing an old site that was updated even more infrequently than mine.
Colin Garth's Website
Gerry's current drummer, Colin Garth, also has a website for his fans. (Site is seemingly down now...)
I do get the occasional e-mail asking whether this site is still active, as it hasn't been updated too much in recent years. The short answer is yes, though not as actively as some might like. This is predominantly a reference site, meant to give fans and onlookers some historical information. I see the focus of this site being the "classic" era group's legacy, and some day would like to add more detailed bits like a fuller song variations list (which is still a work-in-progress, though I may some day break down and post it as-is), maybe a gallery of concert tickets and tour programmes, and so forth.
With the pending demise of Geocities, I have moved this site to a new URL after more than 12 years at its old location. The design of this site has not changed since going online in February 1997, and I have absolutely no intention of upgrading it now. I personally like the mid-90s HTML look--I am sure that smartphone users may disagree with such a statement, but as I view smartphones as second only to Facebook in destroying humanity's primary redeeming qualities, I won't be swayed.
If anyone feels their copyright has been violated by anything on this site, please contact me so that we might trade barbs civilly and come to some agreement without my having to decide whether I shall attempt to cover my posterior in a fair use or fair dealing jurisdiction.
This page maintained by Ian Speers
Last updated: 3 January 2021.