1225 Is It Love? – Cilla Black (1965)

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Cilla Black and Gerry Marsden.

This song was written by Liverpudlian songwriter Bobby Willis in 1965. It was first recorded by Cilla Black. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. It was released as the B-side to You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ in 1965. The single reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. The song was used in the Gerry And The Pacemakers’ 1965 movie Ferry Cross The Mersey which also starred Cilla Black.

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1141 Why – Tony Sheridan (1962)

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UK EP.

This song was written by Bill Crompton and Tony Sheridan. It was first recorded by Tony Sheridan in 1961. He was backed by The Beatles. It was recorded at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany in June 1961 and was produced by Bert Kaempfert. The song was first released on the French EP Mister Twist in 1962. It was released in the UK on an EP in June 1963. The EP was credited to Tony Sheridan With The Beatles and was released on the Polydor label. The EP also included My Bonnie, Cry For A Shadow, and The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In). The song was released as a single in America in 1964 with Cry For A Shadow on the B-side. In the UK it was the B-side to Cry For A Shadow. The song was also recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers in 1961. Their version was titled Why Oh Why and was released in 2004 on the album Unearthed Merseybeat Vol. 2.

Now Hear This: Why Oh Why – Gerry And The Pacemakers (2004)

1057 Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Louise Cordet (1964)

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Louise Cordet with Gerry And The Pacemakers and The Beatles.

This song was written by Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Les Chadwick, and Les Maguire who were all members of Gerry And The Pacemakers. It was first recorded by Louise Cordet in 1964. It was released as a single with Loving Baby on the B-side. Louise Cordet’s version was released two months before the version by Gerry and The Pacemkers. Louise Cordet was on the Roy Orbinson Tour with The Beatles and Gerry And The Pacemakers in 1963. Louise Cordet also recorded a French version of the song, Laisse Le Soleil Sécher Tes Larmes, in 1964.

Now Hear This : Laisse Le Soleil Sécher Tes Larmes – Louise Cordet (1964)

1033 Ferry Cross The Mersey – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1964)

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Movie poster for Ferry Cross The Mersey.

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)

1032 Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1964)

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American single of Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying.

Not to be confused with the song of the same name recorded by Ray Charles in 1959, this song was written by Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Les Chadwick, and Les Maguire who were all members of Gerry And The Pacemakers. The song was first recorded by Louise Cordet in 1964. It was later recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers the same year. Their version was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. It was released as a single with Show Me That You Care on the B-side. In America the B-side was Away From You. The single went to number six on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart in America. Gerry And The Pacemakers were a Merseybeat group managed by Brian Epstein. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying was their fifth consecutive top ten single in the UK. The song has also been recorded by Trini Lopez among others.

1031 I’m The One – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1964)

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Gerry And The Pacemakers.

This song was written by Gerry Marsden and was first recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers. It was recorded at EMI Studios and produced by George Martin. It was released it as a single with You’ve Got What I Like on the B-side. It was later released on the EP of the same name. The single went to number two on the UK Singles chart. Gerry And The Pacemakers were a Merseybeat group from Liverpool who were managed by Brian Epstein. This was their fourth consecutive top ten single in the UK. Merseybeat group Denny Seyton And The Sabres covered the song in 1964. It was released on their album It’s The Gear (14 Hits).

Now Hear This : I’m The One – Denny Seyton And The Sabres (1964)

0939 Hello Little Girl – The Fourmost (1963)

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Brian Epstein and The Fourmost.

John Lennon wrote this song but it is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles on a private tape in 1960. They recorded the song again 1962 for their Decca audition. That version was released in 1995 on the album Anthology 1. The Fourmost recorded the song in 1963. The Fourmost were a band from Liverpool who were managed by Brian Epstein. They recorded Hello Little Girl at EMI Studios. It was released as a single with Just In Case on the B-side. The single was produced by George Martin. It reached number nine on the UK Singles chart. Gerry And The Pacemakers recorded the song in 1963 but their version wasn’t released until 1991. It was released on the album ‎The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Definitive Collection.

 Now Hear This : Hello Little Girl – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1991)
Hello Little Girl – The Beatles (1995)