From The Archives: John Wicks Live on WFMU

From The Archives: John Wicks Live on WFMU

Way back in 2009, John Wicks and Paul Collins embarked on an acoustic tour together. The promotional element of the tour included an appearance on WFMU's Cherry Blossom Clinic. They performed over a dozen songs and gave the host an interview. Below you'll find three...

1979 Radio Interview w/ The Records

1979 Radio Interview w/ The Records

While rummaging through some old files, I discovered this radio interview from 1979. It was with 95X radio but I was unable to locate or get permission from the originator. I've posted it below with the one caveat - if the interviewer finds it and objects to it's...

John & Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green

John & Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green

Recently, bandmate Randy Hoffman came upon some discarded liner notes John had written for the John Wicks & The Records album entitled Rotate. Said notes told the story of John’s encounter with Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green after having read in a tabloid paper...

“1-800-Colonoscopy” is 2nd most played track for 2020

“1-800-Colonoscopy” is 2nd most played track for 2020

Nearing the end of 2020, it seems like a good time to thank those who gave FOR THE RECORD, John's tribute album, the attention that we had hoped they would. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive and a testament to how loved he was (and still is). Here are just a...

Joe Strummer & The Cuties

Joe Strummer & The Cuties

Power pop's flagship song was almost the brainchild of The Cuties. That’s right, I said The Cuties. After the dissolution of Kursaal Flyers, Will Birch and John Wicks were searching for a good name for their newly formed band. They thought they had settled on The...

The Making of Rock’ola

The Making of Rock’ola

Most folks don’t realize that John recorded an album of Records songs in 1991. The album was called Rock’Ola (1998) and was recorded in only three days. Here’s the story as I remember it. John’s Records were to embark on a short tour of Spain but Rock Indiana insisted...

More JW Stories to Come…

More JW Stories to Come…

It has been some time since the last post. In the near future I expect to rectify this and hope to relay more of the stories John shared with me. In the meantime, I saw this old concert flyer on a social media site featuring The Records and thought I'd post it in the...

Early Returns on For the Record: A Tribute to John Wicks

Early Returns on For the Record: A Tribute to John Wicks

Today is the official release date of For the Record: A Tribute to John Wicks. Here what a few people are saying about John’s latest compositions: “One of the best tributes I’ve ever heard, one of the sincerest rock n roll love letters ever crafted. It’s a pure thrill...

John’s Tribute on This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio

John’s Tribute on This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio

NEWS FLASH: We just learned that John's tribute album, FOR THE RECORD: A Tribute to John Wicks will be featured on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. The show is tonight at 9pm EST on 103.3 FM in Syracuse NY and will simulcast online. Sorry for the late notice - we just...

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