Ferry Aid (The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman) – Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey – Official Music Video. The song was written by Gerry Marsden and originally recorded by his band Gerry and the Pacemakers (released in 1964). The Ferry Aid cover was released in May 1989 for The Hillsborough Disaster Fund in aid of those affected by the disaster at a football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium. The single reached number 1 spot in the UK and Ireland and #5 in Germany.
In October 1983, Frankie Goes to Hollywood recorded a cover of “Ferry Cross the Mersey” [scroll down for audio]. It was released as the B-side of the 12-inch single “Relax“. It was also featured on FGHT debut album Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984) and on the greatest hits compilations “Bang!… The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood” (1993) and “Maximum Joy” (2000).