The life of Gerry Marsden MBE – the singer, song-writer, musician and television personality – will be celebrated at a special memorial at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral later this month.
And Gerry’s family has today opened up this celebration to members of the local community – those people who meant so much to Gerry.
They say this is what Gerry would have wanted – a man who was renowned for both his love of the city of Liverpool and his love for the people of the Merseyside region.
Tickets are now available for those who loved Gerry and his infectious, larger than life character, to join this tribute.
Several hundred tickets have been allocated to the local community and these can be collected, free of charge, from the following locations:
- Woodside Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead
- Jillian Dawn Floral Designs in Willaston, Wirral
- Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
- Hilton Hotel, Liverpool ONE
The celebration of Gerry’s extraordinary life – the man best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band, Gerry and the Pacemakers, will take place on March 18th at 2pm.
Gerry, who was born in Toxteth, died in January last year at the age of 78.
Yvette and Vicky, Gerry’s daughters, said: “We are so very proud of dad and we really want March 18th to be a memorable day and a true celebration of our dad’s life and his incredible achievements.
“We know he touched many hearts and lives and this is the reason we have decided to open up the celebration to members of the community. We know this is what dad would have wanted to happen and we hope as many people as possible will share in this special day and be a part of this moment for our amazing dad.”