Top singles from the past
Brian Epstein was their manager and they recorded with fifth Beatle
George Martin. The band split in 1966, but reformed in 1972 for
a long run, until 2018. Marsden passed away 2 years ago, aged 78.
The Pacemakers’ version hit the top spot of the UK Singles Charts 60 years ago
today, on 31 October 1963. It was also #1 in New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.
After becoming a hit the song gained popularity and
quickly became the football anthem of Liverpool F.C.