John Lennon's tooth sells for £19,500
John Lennon's tooth sold for £19,500 ($31,265) at auction in Stockport, England yesterday (November 5).
Dentist Michael Zuk from Alberta, Canada bought the tooth via a telephone bid at the auction.
Zuk said: "Most people would say I was crazy, but I think it’s fantastic".
John Lennon gave the tooth to his housekeeper Dorothy Jarlett between 1964 and 1968 lived in Weybridge, Surrey. She later moved to Canada where she married and had kept it with her ever since.
The Beatle's former employee is now 90 and her son Barry Jarlett decided to sell it so that the "unique" piece of memorabilia is not lost.
Karen Fairweather, from Omega Auctions who sold off the tooth, said: "It's rather gruesome, yellowy, browny with a cavity.
'John Lennon came back from the dentist and gave it to his housekeeper and said to dispose of it 'or better still give it to your daughter as a souvenir'."
Watch a US news report of the auction, and the official video to John Lennon's 'Jealous Guy' below:
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