Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Web site: http://www.johnwicksandtherecords.com
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As a British powerpop/classic rock band, The Records
recorded three albums for Virgin Records: “Shades In Bed”/
“The Records” (1979), “Crashes”” (1980), and “Music On Both
Sides” (1982). Their first album, produced by Mutt Lange and
Tim Friese-Greene reached #41 on the Billboard chart in the
U.S. - spawning several hits including "Teenarama" and the classic hit single, “Starry Eyes”.
After headlining tours and opening for a wide variety of
acts including The Cars, Robert Palmer, Elvis Costello, The Jam,
and Joe Jackson, the band went through several line-up changes while continuing to record and tour. With lead singer and main songwriter John Wicks as the creative driving force behind the band and its music, the Records remain vital and exciting.
The songs of John Wicks have been recorded by The Searchers, Mary Chapin Carpenter,
Too Much Joy, Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks, and numerous
Today, John Wicks and The Records continue to record
new albums and tour worldwide.