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Skeletons among items sold at Entwistle auction

Late Who bassist used to play pranks with bony buddies
/ Source: The Associated Press

John Entwistle's skeleton has sold at auction. Actually, both of them. A pair of skeletons said to have been used by The Who bassist to play pranks on houseguests sold for $840 at an auction near his home in England, the BBC reported.

On sale were more than 700 items that belonged to Entwistle, who died at 57 after a heart attack in June 2002.

A pinball machine fetched $2,800, no doubt thanks to The Who's classic song "Pinball Wizard."

Other items revealed Entwistle's eccentric tastes: A snakeskin-covered tambourine went for $305 and a stained-glass chess board decorated with Union Jacks and swastikas fetched $1,500.

"It was sad to see this stuff go, but we've got no room," said Entwistle's son, Chris.

The Who was one of the biggest bands of the 1960s and '70s, with albums including "Tommy," "Who's Next" and "Quadrophenia."