She was a classically trained musician — the Beatles were self-taught.
The tooth, a bad molar, was extracted from John sometime in the mid-60s and he gave it to his housekeeper as a macabre joke. She had it as a keepsake for years.
She’s a self-made artist who wouldn’t be discouraged.
“I always was a rebel… but on the other hand, I wanted to be loved and accepted by all facets of society and not be this loud-mouthed lunatic, poet, musician. But I cannot be what I’m not.”
Until Lennon’s remark that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”, pop culture had been dismissed as a “kid thing” and unimportant. But after that, it was regarded a social force to be reckoned with.