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Subject: Interesting note on how his band recorded "You'll Never Walk Alone" ....


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Ed Tracey
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Date Posted: Monday, January 04, 08:23:56pm
In reply to: Dies at 78 's message, "Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers" on Sunday, January 03, 09:31:30am

Liverpool FC anthem singer Gerry Marsden dies aged 78
By John Hand & Kathryn Snowdon; BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55524795


While Marsden was a songwriter as well as a singer, his most enduring hit was actually a cover of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical number from 1945, which he had to convince his bandmates to record as their third single.

In many interviews over the years, he explained how fate played a part in his band ever recording the song. He was watching a Laurel and Hardy movie at Liverpool's Odeon cinema in the early 1960s and, only because it was raining, he decided to stay for the second part of a double feature.

That turned out to be the film "Carousel" - which featured that song on its soundtrack - and Marsden was so moved by the lyrics that he became determined that it should become part of his band's repertoire.

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