The Cockroaches was an Australian pub band active during the 1980s. The band took its name from an obscure alias used by Keith Richards and The Rolling Stones. Founded in Sydney by brothers Paul Field and John Field, The Cockroaches in its heyday played over 300 gigs all over Australia and was one of the biggest crowd-drawing groups in the country. They remained as independent as they could, producing three albums, one of which, The Cockroaches, sold 100,000 copies and became platinum.

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  • The Cockroaches was an Australian pub band active during the 1980s. The band took its name from an obscure alias used by Keith Richards and The Rolling Stones. Founded in Sydney by brothers Paul Field and John Field, The Cockroaches in its heyday played over 300 gigs all over Australia and was one of the biggest crowd-drawing groups in the country. They remained as independent as they could, producing three albums, one of which, The Cockroaches, sold 100,000 copies and became platinum. In 1988, Paul Field's infant daughter died of SIDS; although the band continued for a few years more, The Cockroaches were finally disbanded in 1991. Fellow band member Anthony Field, along with keyboardist Jeff Fatt, went on to found the successful children's music group The Wiggles in 1991. Many former members of The Cockroaches served as musical and performing support for The Wiggles. John Field wrote many of the group's music, Paul Field became their manager, and drummer Tony Henry performed with them. The Wiggles used many of The Cockroaches' business practices and reworked many of their songs to fit the children's music genre. Individual Cockroaches members have gone on to pursue solo music careers.
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  • Album cover for Hey Let's Go - The Best of The Cockroaches
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