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Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« on: January 03, 2021, 05:54:31 PM »
Gerry Marsden RIP.

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 07:27:17 PM »
BBC getting it totally fucking wrong as usual.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55524795

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Marsden's band was one of the biggest success stories of the Merseybeat era, and in 1963 became the first to have their first three songs top the chart.

The second was Ferry Cross The Mersey, written by Marsden.

FCtM was never a number one.  Both their first two hits were by a guy called Mitch Murray, who in the 90s published a book about how to write a best man's speech.

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 07:35:55 PM »
FCtM was never a number one.

Not until 1989 anyway.

Alberon

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 07:36:15 PM »
No longer needs his pacemaker[1].
 1. Yeah, I know he had heart surgery, but no pacemaker, but I couldn’t resist.

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 07:42:14 PM »
My favourite version is Harry Enfield's scousers rendition.

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 08:17:34 PM »
Life doesn't go on day after day.

Bury Cross the Mersey

rue the polywhirl

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 08:32:29 PM »
I Don’t Like It (Being Dead)
How Do You Do It? (I Wish I Knew But I Can’t. Because I’m Dead)

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 08:35:23 PM »
I always liked how, in later years, whenever Marsden inevitably turned up in BBC Four documentaries about the British Invasion, he'd always be sat in the corner of a Merseybeat memorabilia-encrusted Liverpool pub with a pint in front of him. He was presumably stationed there at all times, just waiting for a film crew. RIP.

 

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2021, 08:44:20 PM »
As we mentioned on the Poppermost thread when wd did 1963, Marsden was a regulatpr on The Sooty Show for several years

https://sooty.fandom.com/wiki/Gerry_Marsden

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 10:19:49 PM »

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2021, 10:39:16 PM »
I'll Be There ( in my coffin/ urn/ ultimately, grave).

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2021, 10:48:47 PM »
Ferry Cross The River Styx

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2021, 02:22:40 PM »
I liked Gerry, he was good in that Epstein doc.

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2021, 02:31:02 PM »
Saw him in panto at the Liverpool Empire in, I'm guessing, 1974 or 5.  No recollection whatsoever, sorry.

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2021, 02:44:12 PM »
Is there life in Marsden?

(No)

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2021, 03:54:26 PM »
Ringo nearly joined Gerry and the Pacemakers on bass before getting the Beatles gig, apparently.

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2021, 04:25:40 PM »
I always liked how, in later years, whenever Marsden inevitably turned up in BBC Four documentaries about the British Invasion, he'd always be sat in the corner of a Merseybeat memorabilia-encrusted Liverpool pub with a pint in front of him. He was presumably stationed there at all times, just waiting for a film crew. RIP.

Looking like Eddie Large

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2021, 07:48:21 PM »
Gerry Marsdead.

A few years ago I was using the Mersey Ferry, and was amazed and amused to find that it played 'Ferry Cross the Mersey' on an apparently endless loop. I thought I would make some kind of quip to the man who operated the doors and gangplank, about how being subjected to this dirge throughout every day of every one of his his shifts must surely one day drive him stark staring mad.
Quick as a flash, and displaying the legendary Scouse sense of humour, he replied "I quite like Gerry Marsden."

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2021, 08:38:52 AM »
I've been on the South Shields/North Shields ferry and that was rubbish. Is the Mersey one better?

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Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2021, 02:07:22 PM »
Ferry Cross the Mersey. Such rubbish. I heard it back before I even knew much about the Beatles and could see it was sentimental junk, a Cliff Richard castoff that sounded straight out of 1959. FFS, The Fabs were writing Ticket To Ride as this stinker was cashing in on their work with his half a chorus that went nowhere.

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2021, 02:14:35 PM »
Never done the ferry across the Mersay, although I have watched it from the Liverpool side.

I have, however, done

"Transpo-o-orter across the Usk."

Re: Ferry Cross My Hearsey
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2021, 02:22:27 PM »
I've done the ferry cross the Gulf of Finland, which was mainly full of Finns on their way back from a trip to Tallinn to load up on cheap booze.

This was a more interesting experience to me than listening to anything by Gerry and the Pacemakers.

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