This song was written by Gerry Marsden and was first recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers in 1964. Gerry And The Pacemakers were a Merseybeat group managed by Brian Epstein. They recorded Ferry Cross The Mersey at EMI Studios and it was produced by George Martin. It was released as a single with You, You, You on the B-side. The single reached number eight on the UK Singles chart. In America it was released with Pretend on the B-side in 1965 and reached number six on the Billboard chart. The song was featured in the 1965 movie of the same name starring Gerry And The Pacemakers. The song was covered by Billy Preston in 1965 for his album The Apple Of Their Eye. Liverpudlian group Frankie Goes To Hollywood covered the song in 1983. A chairty version was recorded by Liverpudlian artists in 1989 in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster. The artists included Gerry Marsden and Paul McCartney among others.
Now Hear This : Ferry Cross The Mersey – Billy Preston (1965)
Ferry Cross The Mersey – The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden and Stock Aitken Waterman (1989)