Liverpool news Gerry Marsden's widow on LFC tribute and hole he's left behind PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - He was known across the world for his single and Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone

Liverpool news Gerry Marsden's widow on LFC tribute and hole he's left behind PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - He was known across the world for his single and Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone

Liverpool news  Gerry Marsden's widow on LFC tribute and hole he's left behind PremierLeague-News.Com
16 May 2021 - 08:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Gerry Marsden's family have detailed the tributes left for the star from Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and of course, Liverpool Football Club. Gerry Marsden's untimely death at the start of this year led to an outpouring of grief for one of the true stars of the Merseybeat scene from the 1960s. Apart from The Beatles, few groups enjoyed so much success so quickly as Gerry and the Pacemakers. Another thing they had in common was that they were both managed by Brian Epstein. But it is two songs in particular for which Gerry Marsden will be forever remembered - Ferry Cross The Mersey, and You'll Never Walk Alone. Thanks to the first, he was made a Freeman of the Ferries and also of the city, while the second is known the world over as the anthem of Liverpool FC. Toxteth-born Gerry continued to tour and sing throughout his life, and never lost his close connection to the city. His death on January 3 at the age of 78 after a short illness, while the country was still in the grip of the pandemic, meant that only a small private funeral could be held and his legions of fans were unable to pay their respects to him. Read More Related Articles All the Liverpool Echo newsletters you could be reading But as the coronavirus restrictions begin to be lifted, it is hoped Gerry can have the fitting memorial he would have wanted. This process will begin next month, with the release of a tribute CD called My Home Town. The tribute album, My Home Town, is to be released on June 4 (Image: supplied) The tracks have never been available as an album collection in this combination before, and represent a significant tribute to the artistry of Gerry Marsden and his distinctive voice and character. It was put together by a trio of songwriters who worked with Gerry and features re-mastered old recordings and a new version of You'll Never Walk Alone. Gerry Marsden on board the famous Mersey Ferry, for which he will be forever associated (Image: supplied) The family - widow Pauline, and daughters Yvette and Vicky - spoke to the ECHO exclusively ahead of its release about Gerry and how they have coped over the past few months since their huge loss. Pauline Marsden, his wife of 55 years, said: "It's absolutely dreadful. I just can't accept it. "I keep thinking he was on his own and I miss him terribly. The house is just not the same. "For a little man, he hasn't half left a great big hole. Gerry Marsden with his wife Pauline.(Pic Andrew Teebay). "We are still receiving cards, letters, even fan mail from all over the world, as well as flowers. "We're overwhelmed by how much he was loved. "He wasn't showbiz really.

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. "When he received the Freedom of the Ferries and of the city, he was very proud of that, as well as his MBE." File photo dated 25/04/64 of Gerry Marsden leaping over his supporting Pacemakers. (Picture: PA/PA Wire) Vicky, 41, said: "He gave so much away as gifts or donations to charities. He just valued people rather than anything else." Following Gerry's death, the family received messages from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Piers Morgan, and Paul O'Grady, and bouquets of flowers from Yoko Ono and Rod Stewart - the latter in recognition of You'll Never Walk Alone also being the anthem of Celtic FC. Read More Related Articles Plans for new Gerry Marsden statue on Liverpool waterfront Gerry's close ties to Liverpool FC were also recognised with the attendance of Sir Kenny Dalglish on behalf of the club at Gerry's funeral, and a planned permanent memorial to the singer at Anfield stadium. Singer Gerry Marsden and River Mersey Ferry, Liverpool. Photo by Martin Birchall (Image: Martin Birchall) Once lockdown restrictions are fully lifted, a memorial service is planned to take place at Liverpool Cathedral so fans and members of the public, who were unable to attend his funeral, can pay tribute to him and celebrate his amazing life. Pauline said: "It will be in memory of Gerry, a really true Scouser, to acknowledge his following, his fans, the dedication they've given him and the love, and to acknowledge what he's done for Liverpool. Get the Echo Nostalgia newsletter The Days Gone By newsletter will bring you stories and photo galleries looking back at life on Merseyside. Whether it's celebrating people, remembering a place long forgotten or opening the Echo archives to mark a special anniversary, Days Gone By will be an essential read. Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the best stories, sent straight to your inbox. How to sign up for a Days Gone By Email Update 1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link. 2) Put your email in the box where indicated 3) Tick Echo Nostalgia. 4) Press Save changes and that's it! 5) There are plenty of other newsletters to choose from too. "We also want to thank the people we've not been able to thank personally, and for the love and support which is still being shown to us even now." Jurgen Klopp meets Liverpool icon Gerry Marsden for the very first time at Melwood. Picture by Paul Baker The album, My Home Town, is released on CD through Angel Air on June 4. The sleeve notes were written by David Martin, the legendary songwriter who penned works for artists like Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more as a part of the team featuring Chris Arnold and Geoff Morrow. They wrote the song My Home Town for Gerry Marsden years ago, as well as five other tracks on the album, which also features two numbers by Gerry himself. David Martin said: "If ever there was a man who never walked alone, that man was Gerry Marsden. He is dearly missed and will never be forgotten."

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