Warren Carr

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Warren Carr, born in the 1920s was an entertainer, composer and musician, of country and rock "n" roll, best known for his 20 year involvement as pianist in the ABC children's TV show, Play School.

Biography[edit]

In the 1960s, Warren played with a number of Australian rock artists, including Johnny O'Keefe, Warren Williams (rock musician) and Jimmy Little. He produced a number of his own albums for Leedon Records.[1] His single Li'l Ole Me reached number 9 in the Sydney charts.[2]

Warren was the pianist on ABCs Play School from the years of 1972 to 1993. His primary role was off camera playing the piano to accompany the other presenters' songs, but he was occasionally featured on camera, and also took part in presenting some non musical parts of the show.[3]

Personal life[edit]

From 1962 to 1993 Warren was the musical director of Sydney's St George's Leagues club. In 1993 he died of heart problems.[4] He is the father of country musician and entertainer, who won the 2012 Aria Best Comedy Album award Michael Carr (aka Buddy Goode)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warren Carr - (You are my) sunshine
  2. ^ Australian Pop Archives
  3. ^ On The Farm on YouTube
  4. ^ Old and new souls in country music