An unlikely collaboration! Why Jimmy Barnes worked with The Wiggles songwriter on a new album

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An unlikely collaboration! Why Jimmy Barnes worked with The Wiggles songwriter on a new album

Jimmy Barnes teams up with an unusual collaborator for a new single.

The 64-year-old rocker has recorded a song with Paul Field, 59, who is best known as the former manager of The Wiggles.

Paul, whose brother Anthony Field, 57, is the Blue Wiggle, is also a former member of the rock group The Cockroaches and the songwriting talent behind some of The Wiggles’ famous tunes.

Unusual: Jimmy Barnes (pictured) has put together an unusual collaborator for a new single.  The 64-year-old rocker has recorded a song with Paul Field, 59, who is best known as the former manager of The Wiggles

Unusual: Jimmy Barnes (pictured) has put together an unusual collaborator for a new single. The 64-year-old rocker has recorded a song with Paul Field, 59, who is best known as the former manager of The Wiggles

Jimmy and Paul have teamed up for a cover of Bob Dylan’s You Ain’t Goin ‘Nowhere, which will be featured on Paul’s new album Love Songs For Lonely People.

Speak to The Daily Telegraph, Jimmy revealed that he and Paul are old buddies who have enjoyed spending many nights on the tiles together.

‘In my living room in Berrima there is a small, very low coffee table by the fire and there is a small plaque underneath that reads,’ I had the best sleep down here that I have ever had ‘because Paul one night under that table ended up. ‘ he told the newspaper.

Friends: Paul (right) is a former member of the rock group The Cockroaches and the songwriting talent behind some of The Wiggles' famous tunes

Friends: Paul (right) is a former member of the rock group The Cockroaches and the songwriting talent behind some of The Wiggles' famous tunes

Friends: Paul (right) is a former member of the rock group The Cockroaches and the songwriting talent behind some of The Wiggles’ famous tunes

Sing It: Jimmy and Paul team up for a cover of Bob Dylan's You Ain't Goin 'Nowhere, which will be featured on Paul's new album Love Songs For Lonely People

Sing It: Jimmy and Paul team up for a cover of Bob Dylan's You Ain't Goin 'Nowhere, which will be featured on Paul's new album Love Songs For Lonely People

Sing It: Jimmy and Paul team up for a cover of Bob Dylan’s You Ain’t Goin ‘Nowhere, which will be featured on Paul’s new album Love Songs For Lonely People

It was Jimmy who convinced Paul to record his first solo record after first considering just releasing an EP.

Jimmy said, why would you stop there? Create an album. He told me to write some songs with my brother John – he’s written over 300 songs for The Wiggles – and I could use his studio, ”he said.

Jimmy joined Ed Sheeran last week when he performed at the state memorial to music magnate Michael Gudinski.

Family: Paul's brother Anthony Field, 57, is the Blue Wiggle (far right)

Family: Paul's brother Anthony Field, 57, is the Blue Wiggle (far right)

Family: Paul’s brother Anthony Field, 57, is the Blue Wiggle (far right)

Two days later, he shared a photo with the British crooner as they paid tribute to their friend.

Posting the photo to his Instagram, the 64-year-old wrote: ‘Ed Sheeran is truly one of the nicest guys I’ve met. A great artist too. It was a pleasure to share the stage again. I am sure we will do it again soon. ‘

He added that the two men held up a finger in memory of Gudinski.

‘This is the symbol of MG. Always number 1. Enjoy your weekend, ”he concluded the caption.

Moving: Jimmy joined Ed Sheeran (right) last week, when he performed at the state memorial to music magnate Michael Gudinski

Moving: Jimmy joined Ed Sheeran (right) last week, when he performed at the state memorial to music magnate Michael Gudinski

Moving: Jimmy joined Ed Sheeran (right) last week, when he performed at the state memorial to music magnate Michael Gudinski

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