Gerry! Gerry! Gerry!

Gerry! Gerry! Gerry!

Postby PeterC » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:26 pm

I saw Gerry and The Pacemakers a couple of days back playing a small theatre in Margate. He limped on stage (he had a knee op a week or so before), he looked ancient (he has finally dispensed with the hair dye), and his speaking voice was little more than a hoarse whisper... yet as soon as he sang he was absolutely superb! All songs were performed in their original keys, and he hit all the high notes ('Walk Hand In Hand' was a particular highlight for me, as was a lengthy 'Slow Down'). He does have a 2nd guitarist in the band now though (they shared solos between them), I guess largely so that "The Pacemakers" (there are no original members) could do a long warm-up set. Gerry himself was onstage for 50 minutes, and clearly loved every minute. I had seen him once before (in 1988), but thought he was even better this time... Anyway, I do recommend people go and see him, one of the few remaining early 60s originals that is still around, and still performing well.

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