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Gerry Marsden and The Pacemakers

Gerry Marsden and The Pacemakers

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If you’re a fan of the Merseybeat you’ll like it, you’ll like it at The Platform in Morecambe on Saturday February 7.

The second biggest band to come out of the scene, and chart-toppers on either side of the Atlantic, Gerry and the Pacemakers, are coming to the resort venue.

The band – including the iconic Mr Marsden himself – will take you on a unique journey of music, song and chat reliving that swinging decade.

Gerry Marsden formed the group in 1959 with his brother, Fred, Les Chadwick and Arthur McMahon.

They rivalled The Beatles early in their career, playing in the same areas of Hamburg, Germany and Liverpool.

The group’s original name was Gerry Marsden and the Mars Bars, but they were forced to change thiswhen the Mars Company complained!

The band was the second to sign with Brian Epstein, and they began recording in early 1963 with “How Do You Do It?”, a song written by Mitch Murray, that Adam Faith had turned down and one that the Beatles chose not to release.

The song was produced by Beatles knob twiddler George Martin and became a number one hit in the UK, and was only replaced at the top by ‘From Me to You’ the Beatles’ third single.

This show will hear Gerry talk about those heady days and up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top.

The show which starts at 7.30pm promises to be a roller coaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia not to be missed.

Tickets priced £19.50 and available from the Visitor Information Centres at the Platform, Morecambe and the Storey Creative Industries Centre in Lancaster.

You can also buy tickets over the phone on 01524 582803 and online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform-tickets

For more events, concerts and shows taking place at the Platform see the latest brochure at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform