Mike Pender & John McNally found The Searchers in Liverpool in 1959. They emerged in the 1960's along with the Beatles, The Hollies, Gerry & The the Drifters 1961 hit Sweet for My Sweet(title track) Jackie DeShannon's -Needles & Pins(track 10) and When You Walk In The Room (track 13) as well as the Clovers-Love Potion #9(track 11) and the Orlons-Don't Throw Your Love Away (track 6Pacemakers, and Swinging Blue Jeans. Their biggest hits included remakes of ). The Searchers were the second group to have a hit in the US from England after the Beatles. Mike Pender left the Searchers in 1985 and formed his own group. Mike Pender's Searchers. These songs are from his group. Mike Pender's Searchers continue to this day to tour extensively throughout England.