Gerry & the Pacemakers at the Museum of Liverpool
Friday 14 July to Sunday 7 January
The Museum of Liverpool presents a new photographic exhibition which captures the wit, warmth and energy of iconic Merseybeat group, Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Following the Beatles' huge success in 1963, Merseybeat exploded around the world catipulting local groups to national and even international fame. Gerry and the Pacemakers had six British top ten hits and were the first act to ever reach number one in the UK singles charts with their first three releases.
These photographs were taken by local photographers Graham Spencer and Peter Kaye, and explore the excitement of the period and the group’s enduring bond to Liverpool - images include the band performing to enthusiastic crowds in the Cavern Club and with locla pop singer, Cilla Black.
'Ferry Cross the Mersey', is one of nine original tracks Gerry wrote for the film of the same name. Manager Brian Epstein had been keen to capitalise on the band’s early success and the film is a fictionalised account of their remarkable story. The exhibition features a number of photographs taken on set during the film’s concert sequences at the Locarno Ballroom, Liverpool.
"To see these images takes me back to those incredible days... they give a glimpse of what an exciting time it was." Gerry Marsden
Museum of Liverpool Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG
Pictures: Museum of Liverpool, Graham Spencer