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Choc n' roll guitar to mark John Lennon's 75th birthday

No strings attached - the chocolate Rickenbacker guitar on show Credit: The Beatles Story

A Rickenbacker guitar made out of chocolate cake to celebrate John Lennon’s 75th birthday has been bought by a music producer for £2,500 - with all proceeds going to charity.

The cake was unveiled at a special event to mark John’s birthday at The Beatles Story in Liverpool.

At the special event, producer of ‘Let It Be’, the global smash-hit musical currently performing in the city, Jeff Parry announced he would buy the cake for £2,500.

In his heyday - John Lennon Credit: ITV Granada

The money will be donated to the ‘Imagine No Food Poverty’ campaign, which aims to highlight the problem of food poverty in Britain.

The campaign is being led by The Beatles Story, as well as Can Cook, who created the spectacular cake with cake designer Rachel Nugent, and John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird.

They aim to encourage people to cook using healthy ingredients to make nourishing meals, even on a tight budget.

The cake will be on display at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool for six weeks where theatre-goers can have their picture taken with it provided they purchase a brownie for two pounds.

All money from the sale of the brownies will go to the Imagine No Food Poverty campaign.

John Lennon's sister Julia Baird has appeared in a video to explain her involvement in the campaign to end food poverty.