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Bubbling under: Ferry, cross the Mersey (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

In the shadow of the Beatles, many other Liverpool bands raced to stardom in the mid sixties. Perhaps the most talented of those was Gerry and the Pacemakers (image credit), who will always be remembered for their anthem You never walk alone, an eternal favourite with the Liverpool football club fans. Even better is their 1965 tribute to the Liverpool river the Mersey, a sentimental strings-accompanied ballad, way different from most uplifting Merseybeat songs.

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