Helen Hooke fiddling away

Helen Hooke is a musician and songwriter. She was a member of the trio The Deadly Nightshade, playing violin, and her energetic fiddling can be seen in several Sesame Street segments, notably the instrumental piece "Rubber Dolly." With fellow Nightshade bandmate Pamela Brandt, she co-wrote several Sesame songs, including "Wheels on My Feet."

When Deadly Nightshade disbanded after 1976, Hooke recorded her own albums and played violin as backup to Nana Simopoulos and Otis Ball. She later performed on Blondie's 1999 album No Exit.

Song credits

(all with Pamela Brandt)

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