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R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:21 am
by Fact Finder
GROTON, Massachusetts —

5 Investigates has learned John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils and part of the rock group The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts home.

He was 71.

Geils and the band are best known for their album, "Freeze Frame" and the song "Centerfold," which hit No. 1 for six weeks.

Geils formed the band during his time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering.

At Worcester, he formed J. Geils Blues Band with Danny Klein, Magic Dick Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Peter Wolf, with Seth Justman becoming the last member before the band released its debut album in 1970.

The J. Geils Band was influenced by soul music and rhythm and blues, but it moved toward pop and rock by the time the album "Love Stinks" came out in 1980.

After 11 albums, the band's 12th album, "Freeze Frame," hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts for four weeks in 1981 and remained on the chart for 70 weeks. The title track "Freeze Frame" made it to No. 4.

While on tour, opening acts for the band included the Eagles, Billy Joel, ZZ Top and U2.

The band broke up a few years later.

Geils has called Groton his home for 35 years.

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:25 am
by Fact Finder
I love this band, seen them many times as openers and headliners. The Live Full House Album is my favorite album of all time. Real Rock and Roll music.

'Magic Dick on the Lickin" stick"

"Take out your false teeth mama, I wanna suck on your gums."

"Little chicken picken"

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:37 am
by Memorex
Bummer. Great band.

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:38 am
by Fact Finder

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:41 am
by Fact Finder
Went to Hara Arena in Dayton one night to see the Sabbath Heaven and Hell Tour with RJ Dio. Went to see Sabbath,.. J. Geils opened, no contest.

Sorry!

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:14 am
by Fact Finder
Blow your face out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bDlvQD3S3k

Let me hear ya say yeah.. 8)

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:01 pm
by StoneCold
Knew the tunes , knew Peter Wolf was the frontman.

Never knew who J. Geils was.

RIP

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:32 am
by Fact Finder
I hope most aren't thinking of J. Geils Band as just Centerfold, Freeze Frame and Love Stinks from their 80s era alone. Their early stuff is badass, especially live.

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am
by StoneCold
but Love Stinks is a great tune ...

Yeah, yeah, ...

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:03 pm
by Fact Finder
StoneCold wrote:but Love Stinks is a great tune ...

Yeah, yeah, ...


No doubt. That whole album is great and it was right before the 80's shit really took over.

"That bowling ball! That's my wife."
"No anchovies please."

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:06 pm
by Fact Finder

Re: R.I.P. J. Geils

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:21 pm
by Fact Finder
For you who like the old Winterland Series like Styx and many others did.

J. Geils Band

11/5/77

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YCal82alH8

Turn it up!