Imagine paying $30K for John Lennon's tooth

December 20, 2011

When John Lennon's tooth went up for auction, Canadian dentist Michael Zuk realized he had to have it.

When John Lennon's tooth went up for auction, Canadian dentist Michael Zuk realized he had to have it. According to ontheredcarpet.com reports, the Alberta-based dentist wrote a book on celebrities and their teeth and has plans to proudly display the tooth in his office.

Wondering how the tooth came to be part of someone's rock memorabilia? According to Karen Fairweather of Omega Auctions, Lennon had given the molar to his housekeeper after it was removed by his own dentist. The Beatles singer told her to give it to her daughter as a souvenir. Forty years later and that tooth became Michael Zuk's souvenir for a reported $30,000.