Gerry Marsden has passed

Gerry Marsden leader of the British Invasion group Gerry and the Pacemakers has died.
Always a professional and writer of great songs like Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Ferry Cross the Mersey, How do You do it and many more has passed. I can remember wanting a Gretsch guitar after seeing Gerry and George Harrison with them.
R.I.P. You'll Never Walk Alone.
I loved how high Gerry wore his guitar, above his waist, way up on his chest. The Pacemakers made a sound like no other British Invasion band: acoustic piano and a drummer with Jazz influences. For whatever reason, they didn’t make the transition from the 60’s to the 70’s, and disappeared.
I was saddened to read of this artist's death few days back, I have always loved the music he and his bandmates made.  A lasting impression on me, especially Ferry Across The Mersey, I just love the sentiment there.  We need some of that now, I think.  Maybe a lot of it.  
He did write some beautiful songs, and I'm also surprised, looking back that he didn't continue to be a major player for more years, but there are always reasons for these things that only those close to the situation know.
Great tunes! Loved all the Brit' bands. Hope you had a good life. R.I.P.
I still have my original Gerry and the Pacemakers LP.