Chuck’s Classics, featuring Gerry and The Pacemakers


Ferry Cross The Mersey

An English beat group, Gerry & The Pacemakers consisted of 4 lead by Gerry Marsden. One of their big hits came in 1965: Ferry Cross The Mersey.
Gerry & The Pacemakers

Chuck Benson

Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville (on an Island in the Pacific!)


  1. Great tune, simple, takes one back to another time and in a way enchanting .

    I find it really hard to believe that so many today embrace Rap and the Hip Hop Culture when they could be listening to so many other types of music that do not encourage abuse of women, violence, drugs, looting, fire bombing, aggression against police, and so much other destructive and anarchist actions .

    Keep the classics coming, I am sure they are very much appreciated .


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