One of John Lennon‘s teeth is going up for auction on November 5 in Stockport, England, and is expected to fetch at least $16,000 during Omega Auction’s Vinyl, Music & Film Memorabilia sale. The tooth was gifted by the the late Beatles star to his then housekeeper Dot Jarlett when she was working for him at his Kenwood mansion in Surrey, England, in the late ’60s.
“He was in the kitchen and he had this tooth which he had wrapped in a piece of paper,” Dot’s son, Barry Jarlett, told the BBC. “He said, ‘Dot will you dispose of this’ and then he said, ‘Or, as your daughter’s a Beatles fan, you can give to her as a souvenir. It is something that we felt was very personal and my mum actually gave it to my sister who has kept it safe,” Jarlett continued. “He was very generous to my mother.”
Omega Auctions’s Karen Fairweather says the Lennon tooth, which comes with an affidavit verifying its authenticity signed by Dot Jarlett, is truly one-of-a-kind. “This is the most wonderful and weird item that we have ever had for sale,” says Fairweather. “It is a truly unique item and it is really difficult to put a value on it … it is not unknown for these items as rare as this to reach six figures.”
Beatles legend Paul McCartney is set to release the “The Meat Free Monday Cookbook,” based on his family’s 2009 campaign to encourage people to go meat-free for one day a week. The 240-page book has been released in the U.K. and will hit U.S. stores in February 2012.
The book will feature some of McCartney’s favorites dishes such as ‘refried bean tacos’ and a ‘super vegetable salad.’
McCartney has been a long time vegetarian, believing that going vegetarian for even one day makes a differnece. Former wife Linda McCartney was vegan, and the writer of several vegetarian cookbooks. she also started her own food company specializing in vegetarian and vegan foods. Other celebs contributed to the cookbook, including model Twiggy’s recipe for “mozzarella pasta” and actor Kevin Spacey’s specialty, “lentil stew with pan-fried halloumi and pomegranate.”
Proceeds will go directly to finance the Meat Free Monday campaign. The Telegraph in London reported that McCartney says this cookbook “goes to the heart” of several important political, environmental and ethical issues such as pollution, health and the ethical treatment of animals.
Sean Lennon made a stop at the Occupy Wall Street encampment recently to perform and inspire the protestors with an inspiring message of hope and love. Sounds good..right? He must have performed his father’s classic “Imagine” or another song that lyrically conveyed what has been happening with the movement. Actually he, Rufus Wainwright, and his model girlfriend/bandmate Charlotte Kemp Muhl performed the new anthem for the masses, “Material Girl.”
It turned into one big sing-along and everyone ended up repeating the “Living in a Material World” hook over and over again, then the band dedicated the performance to Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.
Sean’s girlfriend is playing the accordion in the video of the performance, and apparently she also plays bass, guitar and sings. The talented lady has also been a successful international model, having appeared in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, D&G and more. She also starred as Steven Tyler’s love interest in Carlos Santana’s video for ‘Just Feel Better.’ Sean and Charlotte currently front a band called the Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger.
The Beatles documentary ‘Let It Be’ could finally be headed for a DVD and Blu-ray release, more than four decades after its original release.
The Second Disc has reported that director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and the surviving Beatles have been supervising the reissue for quite some time. Lindsay-Hogg recently told WNYC-FM, “We have been been working on it pretty much every year for the last couple of years. The plan is, at the moment, to have it come out, I think, in 2013.”
“Let It Be” was available on VHS and laserdisc in the early ’80s, but has been out of print for years. The movie won an Oscar and a Grammy, and became an accidental chronicle of the band’s collapse.
Before the “Let It Be” release however, a remastered and expanded “Magical Mystery Tour” should be out sometime in 2012.