John Wicks of The Records, RIP
John Wicks, who was frontman for '70s/'80s UK new wave power-pop group, The Records, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Will Birch, who played drums in The Records, shared the sad news, saying, "RIP John Wicks my friend and former partner in song I'll never get you outta my starry eyes." "Starry Eyes" is the title of The Records' most famous song which still sounds great (as do many of their songs). That was on The Records' 1979 debut album, Shades in Bed, which was also a minor hit in the U.S. (retitled as The Records).
Rest in peace, John. Your music lives on. Listen to some records by The Records, and read a few remembrances from fellow musicians (Denny Laine, Peter Case, Doug Gillard, more), below.