Rock legend tooth on diplay

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A PIECE of Beatles legend John Lennon’s tooth has gone on display at a Leeds dental practice.

Farsley Dental Practice - which has several Beatles superfans on its patient register - marked a week celebrating 50 years of Beatlemania by exhibiting a real fragment from the legendary singer’s tooth.

The original piece of oral - and aural - history recently fetched £19,000 at auction.

It was bought by Michael Zuk, author, dentist-to-the-stars and obsessive collector of celebrity teeth. The tooth had been in the family of Lennon’s former house keeper Dot Jarlett.

Lennon had given it to her to dispose of but then suggested she keep the tooth to give to her daughter, who was a big Beatles fan.

Part of the tooth was later turned into a ‘DNA necklace’ made by famous Beverley Hills jewellery designer Ari Soffer.

This week, Farsley Dental Practice has borrowed the unusual piece of jewellery to highlight the risks of mouth cancer, and encourage people to get checked out.

And to tie in with the enduring appeal of the Beatles, the clinic hosted an exhibition of Fab Four memorabilia owned by avid collector and patient Keith Lowe.