Continuing Radio 2's Liverpool season, actress Sue Johnston explores the enduring appeal, history and cultural significance for her home town of the anthemic ballad
"You'll Never Walk Alone", which was first heard on Broadway in the 1945 Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II musical "Carousel". It was since recorded by stars as diverse as Frank Sinatra and Placido Domingo. But its most famous rendering - and especially for Liverpool FC fans - is Gerry and the Pacemakers' 1963 number-one single.
Featuring input from Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), Ian McCulloch
(Echo and the Bunnymen), Ian Broudie (the Lightning Seeds), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and 96-year-old Christine Johnson, who sang the song in the first Carousel production.
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