“Gerry’s voice rocked our best evenings.” The Liverpool club greeted, Sunday, January 3, the memory of singer Gerry Marsden, leader of the group Gerry and the Pacemakers and performer of You’ll Never Walk Alone, after the announcement of his death at the age of 78 by one of his friends, the journalist Pete Price.
Gerry’s voice accompanied our biggest nights. His anthem bonded players, staff and fans around the world, helping create something truly special ❤️
You’ll Never Walk Alone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KE0tjClfqL
– Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 3, 2021
As recalled The team, Gerry Marsden had marked the spirits across the Channel with his resumption in 1963 of this American standard of 1945. You’ll Never Walk Alone had then become the anthem of Liverpool FC, as a pledge from supporters never to let their team advance alone. Other clubs like Celtic Glasgow or Borussia Dortmund have also made this slow and generous hit capable of making an entire stadium sing and shiver.
Former Reds boss Peter Moore spoke “terrible news” after the loss of “one of the most cherished members of the LFC family”. He shared a video showing Gerry Marsden in the stands at the Liverpool stadium in 2018, reclaiming his title with the entire “Kop”.
Tragic news this morning. We have lost one of the most treasured members of the@LFCfamily. We were honored to welcome Gerry to Anfield in 2018, and he rewarded us by singing YNWA just before kick off. #RIPGerry pic.twitter.com/YLGUnuJCRz
– Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) January 3, 2021
With his group, Gerry Marsden will also have marked the British scene “as rivals of the Beatles early in their careers”, the two formations having then seduced the crowds from Liverpool to Hamburg.