Fifty years ago today The Beatles were caught on film by Granada Television as they performed at The Cavern Club.

Ringo Starr made his first appearance as the band’s new drummer at Hulme Hall just days before.

The band were captured by a Granada crew at The Cavern Club during a lunchtime session on 22 August 1962.

The occasion will be re-enacted today by The Cavern Club Beatles, who are now the venue’s resident band.

The anniversary also marks the start of International Beatle Week 2012.

Events to celebrate the band will be taking place at The Cavern Club and Cavern Pub in Mathew Street, the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool Cathedral and the Philharmonic Hall.