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The Dickies

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Latest Release: All This And Puppet Stew
Status: Active
Years active 1977-present
Current Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Associated Bands:
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Current Members
Vocals Leonard Graves Phillips
Guitar Stan Lee
Guitar Little Dave Teague
Bass Greg "Plushie" Hanna
Drums Krusty
Former Members
Drums Karlos Kaballero RIP
Keyboard, Guitar Chuck Wagon RIP

Welcome to the The Dickies Wiki!

The Dickies are an American punk rock band formed in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles in 1977. The band always had a humorous, comical style that has been called amongst others "bubble-gum punk".

Drug problems slowed the Dickies down considerably in the 1980s, but they have continued playing and recording sporadically to the present day. Guitarist/keyboardist/saxophonist Chuck Wagon (born Bob Davis) committed suicide after a break-up with his girlfriend in June 1981. Jonathan Melvoin, who played drums on The Dickies album, Idjit Savant, died of a heroin overdose on July 12, 1996 in New York, aged 34, while on tour playing keyboards for the Smashing Pumpkins.

Until 1995, the Dickies had release 15 singles and 8 studio albums as well as various compilations and live recordings.

In the late 1990s the Dickies signed to Fat Wreck Chords and release 2 7"s and the All This And Puppet Stew album. Ever since the break-up of the Ramones, the Dickies hold the title of being the oldest active punk band in the USA.

Although these guys have released records and played punk shows in FOUR different decades there is no news on any further releases.

11 Oct 2009 - Some Sad News...

On September 22, 2009, at 4pm, original Dickies drummer Karlos Kaballero passed away at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California. Karlos had heart problems, and that is what killed him. He is survived by his brother, Israel Caballero and wife Joni. His memorial/funeral Service took place on October 10, 2009 at 1pm. Karlos was always afraid no one would remember him after he died. We are sure that he will be remembered by us all for a long time to come...