Gerry Marsden of the 1960s band Gerry and the Pacemakers had triple bypass surgery today (Sept. 15) in his hometown of Liverpool, England.

Gerry Marsden of the 1960s band Gerry and the Pacemakers had triple bypass surgery today (Sept. 15) in his hometown of Liverpool, England. Yvette Marsden said her 60-year-old father had been anxious before surgery at Liverpool's Cardio-thoracic Center where he checked in yesterday.

"We don't know how long he's going to have to stay in hospital for. The operation is supposed to be routine, so hopefully he'll be out soon," Yvette Marsden said.

The hospital said Marsden was recuperating in intensive care, but would not release his condition.

Marsden, who still tours with other stars of the rock'n'roll era, had a string of hits that included "Ferry Cross the Mersey," which reached No. 8 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1965. Earlier this year he was made a Member of the Order of British Empire.


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