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Purple, Red and Yellow Wiggles leaving band

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SYDNEY, Australia -- Three members of the children's music quartet The Wiggles will be hanging up their colourful outfits and leaving the Australian band this year, with the Blue Wiggle the lone original member left dancing.

Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle), Murray Cook (Red Wiggle) and Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) will leave after the group wraps up a Celebration Tour that begins this month and ends in Australia in December, the band said in a statement Thursday.

Three replacements have already been chosen to join Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), who helped found the group in 1991. Since then, the group has earned worldwide renown with dozens of pop-influenced children's albums, concert tours and a television show featuring singing, jumping, dancing and skits with recurring characters like Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus.

The demands of touring and performing have taken their toll, and the three departing members want to spend more time with their families, Cook said.

Page, Field and Cook had studied early childhood education before they founded The Wiggles in Sydney in 1991. The band has sold more than 23 million DVDs and seven million CDs worldwide, and its TV shows are broadcast in more than 100 countries, according to The Wiggles' website.

Performers Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Simon Pryce will become the new Yellow, Purple and Red Wiggles, respectively.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 18, 2012 D2

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