Their Story Began Long Before With Tragedy
The friendship between these five boys from Santa Barbara High School began long before their first photo. In 1977, John Wardlaw (Wedge) and some friends went to see Star Wars downtown. Unknown to them, a kite in the foothills got tangled in the power lines, resulting in the Sycamore Fire. The blaze destroyed 250 houses, including Wedge’s.
“We rented a house right next to the Dickson family,” Wedge told CNN. That’s when Wedge and John Dickson (JD) became friends.