John Wilcock

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Date of Birth August 4, 1927
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 13, 2018 (91)
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John Wilcock was a British journalist known for his work in the underground press, as well as his travel guide books. The first news editor of the New York Village Voice, Wilcock shook up staid publishing in the USA. His influence extended to several continents, including Australia and the United Kingdom, where—in his mild-mannered way—he pushed the boundaries of image and speech. An unsung hero of the sixties, Wilcock also served three years as a travel editor at The New York Times.

Born: August 4, 1927, Sheffield, England
Died: September 13, 2018, Ojai, California, U.S.
Nationality: British
Occupation: Journalist
Notable credit(s): Village Voice, East Village Other, Interview
Family: Lee Wilcock

About John Wilcock

Pioneer of underground journalism famous for his creation of underground publications like East Village Other and Other Scenes. He is also one of the five journalists responsible for co-founding The Village Voice.

Before Fame

He got his start in the newspaper business writing for papers in his home country of England, such as The Daily Mail and the The Daily Mirror.

Achievement

His rare 1971 book The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol originally sold for $5 but later commanded prices upwards of $1,000.

Family Life

He was raised in Sheffield, England.

Associations

He and Norman Mailer are two of the five co-founders of The Village Voice.

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Latest information about John Wilcock updated on October 23, 2020.

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