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Iris Caldwell

March 28, 2015

Iris Caldwell was born in Liverpool in 1945. At the age of 12 she was
George Harrison’s (14) girlfriend. They met at the ice rink.
George was trying to get in the band of her brother Allan,
who called himself Rory Storm.

The band’s name was Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Richard Starkey (Ringo)
was their drummer. Mother Caldwell (Vi) thought George was too young.
Mother and son were both found dead in 1972 haven taken alcohol and pills,
not long after father Ernie Caldwell died.

Iris, George, John, Pete and Rory.

Iris second to the left.
Iris on the left. The Beatles, or whatever groups had been on in The Cavern,
they all used to go to the Caldwell house. It was called Stormsville.
Paul McCartney saw Iris as a can-can dancer in the Tower Ballroom in Liverpool
and couldn’t keep his eyes off her. It was 1961 and Iris was … just seventeen.

They dated till Paul met Jane Asher.

Iris Caldwell and Shane Fenton (real name Bernard Jewry).
Shane Fenton and the Fentones’ singer Johnny Theakston had died at age of 17.
Bernard Jewry, one of the roadies became the next Shane Fenton.
He also saw Iris dancing at Tower Ballroom, fell in love,
married and had two children, Shaun and Adam.
In the seventies Fenton/Jewry had a new career as Alvin Stardust.

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