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.

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sleepymyf on Flickr
Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons
Jonathan Deamer on Flickr
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Peter Hughes on Flickr
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Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons
Nick Harrison on Flickr
edward mcmaihin on Geograph
Craig Wallace on Geograph
Dcs57 on Wikimedia Commons
TonyMo22 on Flickr