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EntertainmentFormer Red Wiggle Murray Cook makes rare TV appearance seven years after retiring from the children's band

09:40  14 march  2019
09:40  14 march  2019 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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The Wiggles are an Australian children ' s music group formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1991. Since retiring from the popular children ' s band seven years ago, the 58-year-old has taken a completely different © Nine Murray Cook made a rare appearance on 'Today Extra' this morning.

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Murray Cook may look more rock star than Red Wiggle these days, but he'll forever be known as the lovable member of The Wiggles.

Since retiring from the popular children's band seven years ago, the 58-year-old has taken a completely different musical path with his rock band The Soul Movers -- and yet fans who grew up with his music recognise him as if he was still wearing the signature red turtleneck.

Former Red Wiggle Murray Cook makes rare TV appearance seven years after retiring from the children's band © Nine Murray Cook made a rare appearance on 'Today Extra' this morning.

"We did a show [in Perth] where there were lots of young people there in their twenties [that] went nuts because it was me," Cook shared this morning on Today Extra. "I must have taken about 20 selfies!"

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Since retiring from the popular children ' s band seven years ago, the 58-year-old has taken a completely different musical path with his rock band The Soul Movers -- and yet fans who grew up with his music recognise him as if he was still wearing the signature red turtleneck. Murray Cook made a

Right In The Childhood , My Childhood Memories, Funny Tumblr Posts, 1990 s Kids, How Are You Feeling, Make You Feel, Funny Photos I'm not even an aussie, but I even know who these people are. But the Blue guy is an ORIGINAL WIGGLE !!! Where tf DID the other wiggles go?!!??!?

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But being part of a rock band isn't too much of a departure for Cook -- rock is where he began his career. Before joining The Wiggles in 1991, the muso jammed with '80s bands The Transistors and Finger Guns, before joining Bang Shang a Lang, which he would still gig with when not touring with the children's group. Now Cook is the guitarist for The Soul Movers, who began their nationwide tour last week.

"I started off playing rock 'n' roll and The Wiggles was kind of rock 'n' roll as well," he told hosts Sonia Kruger and Richard Wilkins. "But to go back into the pubs and play to a small audience, I'm actually really enjoying that."

Former Red Wiggle Murray Cook makes rare TV appearance seven years after retiring from the children's band © AAP The Wiggles from left to right: Greg Page, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook in 2005.

Cook retired his red skivvy in 2012 after more than two decades, as did two of the band's original members, Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt and Yellow Wiggle Greg Page. Blue Wiggle Anthony Field is the only one who stayed on with new recruits Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce and Emma Watkins.

"The touring and performing over the past 21 years has meant that we've spent a long time away from our own families and friends," Cook, Fatt and Page said in press release at the time. "We miss them and want to spend more time at home, which is a major reason why three of us decided it was time to hand on our skivvies to a new generation."

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