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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, UK. This was their second hit in the US.
This was produced by Beatles producer George Martin. Another example of his lush, melancholy string arrangements can be found on the 1974 America album Holiday. (thanks, Charles - Charlotte, NC)
Gerry & the Pacemakers sang this when they made their US television debut on May 3, 1964 on The Ed Sullivan Show. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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