Posted last night at Yahoo from Billboard
Guitarist J. Geils, born John Warren Geils Jr., has reportedly died. He was 71.
WCVB-TV Boston reports Geils was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. He had lived in the town for 35 years.
As leader of The J. Geils Band, the group had 17 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including 10 top 40-charting hits. The band’s biggest single, “Centerfold,” spent six weeks at No. 1 and “Freeze-Frame” peaked at No. 4.
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J. Geils "(Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party" Winterland, 1977