“Forgotten Hollywood”- A British Invasion Reader…

Posted on April 19, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

   I really had a pleasant time at Chevalier’s Books on Sunday. Not only did co-owner Sue Otto and her staff set up everything so nicely for my wife Laurie and me, but I was surprised by several visitors including my brother-in-law Mark Thomas, a long-time radio pal Mike Daniels, a listener-friend to KRLA (where I worked for 18 years) Cathy Burrola, and really long-time high school buddy Joe Finci. I really appreciate the effort made by these thoughtful folks!

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(from l-r) Manny Pacheco, Sue Otto, Laurie Pacheco, Cathy Burrola, Mike Daniels at CHEVALIER’S

  The day was capped off by a patron to the bookstore, there to purchase a present for her cousin. She was British, and let me know she was a relative of Gerry Marsden, vocalist and former leader of the 1960’s pop group GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS.

Gerry then and now

   Marsden currently still lives in Liverpool, and is an avid reader. In fact, he wrote and published his autobiography in 1993. Marsden recalls being signed by Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and recording their first 45’s at Abbey Road Studios

 “Pacemaker” Gerry Marsden (then and now

   I’m thrilled Marsden’s cousin considered that Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History should belong in this popular singer’s personal library. From the lyrics of Ferry Cross The Mersey:

   And Here You’ll Stay…!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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