Wicks Turns 66 – An Evening to Remember

Wicks Turns 66 – An Evening to Remember

This past February 28, John Wicks would have celebrated his 66th birthday. Friends marked the date with a celebration of his life and a packed house at Bogie’s at Westlake Village. This was one of John’s favorite venues to perform at. The celebrities in attendance...

#3 “Johnny Wicked” & The Sex Pistols

#3 “Johnny Wicked” & The Sex Pistols

John Wicks was almost a Sex Pistol. Well, that’s a little bit of a stretch but not as much as one might think. After all, he was one of the first, if not the first, to interview for the job. Long before having founded The Records with Will Birch or joining the Kursaal...

One More Records Album: A Tribute to John Wicks

  As many of you know, John was in the early stages of recording some brand new Records songs just before his health declined dramatically. These new songs became the genesis for an idea – a lasting, final tribute to a true friend and musical genius.Y Friends and...

“Starry Eyes” & The Stiff Tour

“Starry Eyes” & The Stiff Tour

Ever wonder how "Starry Eyes" became a hit? It was no accident. Rather, it was right place, right time. The guys in The Records knew Dave Robinson, head of Stiff Records, long before they had a record deal with Richard Branson and Virgin Records. “Robo” as they used...

Story #1 – John, Harmony Bands & The Sweet

Story #1 – John, Harmony Bands & The Sweet

As promised, here’s the first of many stories John shared with me. If my memory is faulty and you happen to have been there, please feel free to write me with a correction or simply add it in the comment section below. John & the Cover Band Many years ago, before The...

Thank You, John.

Thank You, John.

John Wicks, the lead singer and songwriter for The Records, left this world on Sunday, October 7 2018. It’s hard to accept. Fans around the world know him from those incredible songs, three and a half minute slices of pure pop glory. No one was more adept at writing a...

A New Single from John Wicks & The Records!

A New Single from John Wicks & The Records!

John Wicks will be returning to the recording studio shortly, thanks to a hand full of new songs and the contributions of several talented artists. Jamie Hoover of The Spongetones will join John for this new project, a double sided single expected for release this...

A Great Night of Rock ‘n’ Roll with The Records

A Great Night of Rock ‘n’ Roll with The Records

This past Friday night, the Hotel Café, one of LA’s more prestigious venues, featured a staggeringly good bill, headlined by The Records. By all accounts, it was a fantastic night of rock ‘n’ roll with John Wicks & Co. capping the evening off with a blistering set of...

Goodbye, Tom.

Goodbye, Tom.

Like millions of others around the world, I'm shocked and deeply saddened by the premature passing of Tom Petty.  In addition to attending one of his band shows at the Hollywood Bowl some years back, I was very fortunate to get to meet him - along with The...

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