Gerry Marsden 1942–2021 

3 January 2021

Gerry Marsden, of Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died. He was Merseyside, Merseyside, Merseyside all the way through.


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Anthony Ryan 16 January 2021 at 11:09 pm

Gerry Marsden was also responsible for the famous 194 Radio City news jingle.

Paul Mason 31 January 2021 at 7:28 am

Gerry Marsden composed the jingles but didn’t perform then 194 Radio City was Madelaine Bell’s voice.

Darren Evans 7 February 2021 at 5:12 am

Can somebody explain the lyrics in the hit song “Ferry Cross the Mersey”?

“So ferry, cross the Mersey
And always take me there
The place I love”

Is the place referred to, the destination of the ferry Liverpool or Birkenhead (or maybe Seacombe)?

But this is contradicted by the lyrics

“‘Cause this land’s the place I love
And here I’ll stay”


“So I’ll continue to say
Here I always will stay”

If the narrator wants to stay in Liverpool (or the other ferry destinations), why do they not stay where they are and take the ferry to foreign parts “over the water” re: “always take me there the place I love”.

Confusing, eh?

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