Born in 1945 in Liverpool, Debbie Greenberg attended the Morrison School on Greenbank Road and, after passing her eleven-plus, New Heys High School for Girls. Leaving school at seventeen, she started working with her father, Alf Geoghegan, who ran three butcher's shops. By age 20 she was managing the family business and also working part-time as a fashion model. Her life changed forever when her father took over the lease of the Cavern Club in 1966 after the previous owner went bankrupt. Debbie lives with her husband Nigel in Liverpool and partners with him in their 44-year-old business, Solo Security.