Gerry & The Pacemakers

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Descriptive "tags": 60s oldies merseybeat british invasion classic rock british pop rock liverpool Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Gerry Marsden (Gerard Marsden, 24 September 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Freddie Marsden (b. Frederick John Marsden, 23 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 9 December 2006, Southport, Lancashire, England; drums) and Les Chadwick (b. John Leslie Chadwick, 1 May 1943, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; bass) formed the original Pacemakers in 1959. Two years later they were joined by Les Maguire (b. Leslie Charles Maguire, 27 December 1941, Wallasey, Cheshire, England; piano) and having completed highly successful spells in German beat clubs, became the second group signed to Brian Epstein’s management stable. The effervescent ‘How Do You Do It’, rejected as unsuitable by the Beatles, gave the more pliant Pacemakers a number 1 hit. Further chart-toppers ‘I Like It’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (both 1963) followed in quick succession, earning the group the distinction of becoming the first act...

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