Iron Door
(1960-2005)

Died aged c. 45

The Iron Door Club was a music venue at 13 Temple Street, Liverpool, England founded by Geoff Hogarth and Harry Ormesher. It opened in May 1960 and closed in 1964. The Searchers played there regularly and it was the first venue where The Beatles played under that name (strictly, the name they used there on 15 May 1960 was "Silver Beetles", having played at Liverpool's Lathom Hall as the Silver Beats on the previous night). When the club first opened as licensed premises in 1960, it had a capacity of some 1,650 people. In 1963, the adjacent warehouse was acquired. The basement and the ground floors of the two buildings were opened up into single spaces. After the club closed in 1964 the premises became the Pyramid Club. The Iron Door Club is also the name of a Derby-based band which is inspired by 1960s bands such as The Searchers, who played at the original venue during its existence.

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At this site on 9 April 1960, Geoff Hogarth & Harry Ormesher opened... The Iron Door, Cradle of Mersey Beat ...Bringing us the sound that conquered the World. The Beatles' (as the Silver Beetles) first show here 15 May 1960. Kenny Ball, The Big Three, Cilla Black, Lee Curtis, Faron's Flamingos, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer, The Remo Four, The Searchers, Freddie Starr, Rory Storm, Kingsize Taylor , Karl Terry, The Undertakers & many others.

13 Temple Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they sited