Gerry & the Pacemakers were the second group be signed by manager Brian Epstein (after The Beatles). They were part of the Merseybeat sound emanating from Liverpool, England.
In the UK, the group's first three singles, all released in 1963, went to #1: ""How Do You Do It?", "I Like It" and "You'll Never Walk Alone
." In America, "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" was their first hit. The group had a few more hits in 1964 and 1965, but their fortunes faded as The Beatles emerged.