Sad news about Gerry Marsden. He used to come in to El Oceano Beach Hotel when I was there in 2001. He was involved with a restaurant down here on the Mijas Road. One evening he was in and our resident pianist Tony Caputo said that Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey was the first song he had played in public. Gerry got up and sang it with him. And I embarassed myself dreadfully when I spilt a glass of red wine over his wife’s beautiful cream trouser suit. She never did send me the cleaning bill!! It was probably to badly damaged to save. So very sorry!!

As for Walk Alone what an anthem for today, let alone 40 years!!