Buy John Lennons Tooth

Demnächst kann man in Kanada einen Backenzahn von John Lennon ersteigern. Vor ein paar Jahren hatte ich mal die Versteigerung einer Haarlocke von Elvis Presley und ich wette, wenn man nur lange genug wartet, kann man sich einen Frankenstein aus den Körperteilen legendären Musikern zusammenbauen. Aus irgendeinem Grund denke ich grade an Michael Jacksons Nase. Muss an der Uhrzeit liegen.

The molar, which has some discoloration and a cavity -- probably why it was removed by a dentist -- will be available with a reserve bidding price of just under $16,000.

Lennon gave the tooth to Dorothy "Dot" Jarlett when she worked as his housekeeper at his Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, according to her son Barry. Jarlett, who was employed between 1964 and 1968, developed a warm relationship with Lennon, her son said.

"She was very close with John, and one day whilst chatting in the kitchen, John gave my mother the tooth (he had been to the dentist to have it removed that day) and suggested giving it to my sister as a souvenir, as she was a huge Beatles fan," he said. "It has been in the family ever since."

John Lennon's tooth up for auction (via Boing Boing)