John Wicks & Debbi Peterson @ McCabes

John Wicks & Debbi Peterson @ McCabes

John used to send me certain items for "safe keeping". I hadn't figured out what he meant by that until recently. I found this footage on a hard drive he'd sent me and thought it appropriate to share it here (see below). John wrote a few songs and did a few shows with...

The Records in Osaka, Japan

The Records in Osaka, Japan

Recently I had the opportunity to go through some old files and came upon footage of John and the band in various venues around the world. I thought I'd share it here. This clip is from a short tour of Japan the guys did in 2008 to support a Japan only release of a...

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...

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