John Lennon's Tooth Bought by Dentist for Over $30,000

Under the category of "how damned appropriate," a Canadian dentist has apparently purchased John Lennon's tooth at auction for just over $30,000.

As previously reported, Lennon gave the tooth to his housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, who worked for him at his Weybridge home in the late '60s. After pulling the tooth, Lennon told Dot to keep it as a "souvenir" for her daughter.

The tooth came with an affidavit signed by Dot, who has, in the past, sold items belonging to Lennon, including his Rubber Soul-era jacket.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.