Guitarist J. Geils Dead during 71

John Warren Geils Jr., improved famous as J. Geils, a guitarist of a the J. Geils Band, was found passed in his home in Groton, Massachusetts Tuesday. He was 71. Rolling Stone has reliable Geils’ death. According to Groton Police, “a rough review indicates that Geils died of healthy causes.”


“At approximately 4 p.m., Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a contentment check,” Groton Police pronounced in a statement. “Upon attainment to a house, military located a male who was unresponsive. He was announced passed during a stage … The Groton Police Department is questioning a death, as is customary procession in all unattended deaths, however tainted play is not suspected during this time.”

The J. Geils Band expelled a slew of albums during a Seventies and early Eighties. With vocalist Peter Wolf during a helm, a rope became best famous for singles like “Centerfold,” “Love Stinks,” “Come Back” and “Freeze-Frame,” that have given turn stone radio mainstays.

On Facebook, Wolf common a brief summary about his former bandmate, writing, “Thinking of all a times we kicked it high and rocked down a house! R.I.P. Jay Geils.”

Formed in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967, a J. Geils Band became quick internal favorites and expelled their self-titled entrance in 1970. They pennyless by on a Billboard 200 in 1973 with their record Bloodshot, and over a march of a subsequent decade honed a sound that blended blues rock, RB, essence and pop. During a Seventies, a J. Geils Band would recover 8 studio albums and dual live annals while furloughed relentlessly – though they wouldn’t strike their blurb rise until a commencement of a subsequent decade.

In 1980, a J. Geils Band expelled Love Stinks, their initial platinum-selling record, while a following year they notched a Number One with their 12th manuscript Freeze-Frame. That manuscript featured a group’s usually chart-topping hit, “Centerfold,” while a pretension lane also reached a Top 10 of a Billboard Hot 100.

However, a rope began to tumble detached in a issue of a success. Wolf left to pursue a solo career and did not seem on a J. Geils Band’s final album, 1984’s You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Gettin’ Odd. The J. Geils Band strictly separate in 1985, though began to play a occasional reunion uncover in 1999. In 2012, however, Geils strictly quit a organisation and sued his bandmates for conspiring to go on debate but him and unlawfully regulating a band’s copyright name.

Outside of a J. Geils Band, Geils remained bustling as a musician. In a mid-Nineties, he expelled dual albums with his rope Bluestime and during a 2000s, he returned to his jazz roots with 3 solo records. 

The J. Geils Band – “Love Stinks”

The J. Geils Band – “Centerfold”

The J. Geils Band – “(Ain’t Nothin’ But A) House Party”


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