• Gerry and the Pacemakers

Photography exhibition to chart Gerry and the Pacemakers’ rapid success

A new photographic exhibition capturing the rise to fame of Gerry and the Pacemakers will go on display in Liverpool this summer.

The Museum of Liverpool will display 30 images of the Merseybeat group by local photographers Graham Spencer and Peter Kaye.

Launching on 14 July until 7 January 2018, the exhibition will chart the rapid success of the band as, in just 18 months, they achieved six British top 10 hits and became the first act to reach number one in the UK singles chart with their first three releases.

Evocative images of Gerry and the Pacemakers performing in the famous Cavern Club, relaxing with fellow Liverpool star Cilla Black and during their touring peak will be among the selection.

Gerry and the Pacemakers

Frontman Gerry Marsden with Cilla Black.

The display, named ‘Gerry and the Pacemakers: Hit Makers and Record Breakers’, will also feature pictures on the set of the film ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’, for which Gerry wrote nine tracks including a hit of the same name.

Singer Gerry Marsden says: “To see these images takes me back to those incredible days. From meeting fans to performing at the Cavern and photoshoots around Liverpool, they give a glimpse of what an exciting time it was.”

Claire Hunter, Museum of Liverpool’s assistant curator of urban history, adds: “These photographs explore not only their significant accomplishments but also the group’s enduring bond to Liverpool which, more than five decades later, still has a role in the global image of the city.”

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