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John Warren Geils, founder of The J. Geils Band, dead at 71

John Warren Geils Jr. founder of The J. Geils Band was found dead in his home Tuesday in Massachusetts John Warren Geils Jr. founder of The J. Geils Band was found dead in his home Tuesday in Massachusetts
Tobias Pedroso | 26 Abril, 2017, 19:56

You may not recognize the name John Warren Geils Jr., but if you spent any time listening to rock radio in the 1980s, you've nearly certainly heard the music that he recorded with his eponymous J. Geils Band.

The gifted guitarist formed the J. Geils Band with two friends while attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Following a welfare checkup, the 71-year-old was found unresponsive at his home i Groton, Massachusetts around 4pm on Tuesday.

Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure, Palma said.

Police responded to Geils' residence around 4 p.m. on Tuesday for a well-being check. He was declared dead at the scene... According to Groton Police, "a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes".

Blending Justman's New Wave-y organs with solid rock riffs (and a story that mixed old-fashioned nostalgia with an inviting layer of sleaze) the song was The J. Geils Band's only number one Billboard hit. The group would eventually rack up 15 charting sets on the tally, including the No. 1 album Freeze-Frame, which collected four weeks atop the list in 1982.

Geils, founder of The J. Geils Band, known for such peppy early '80s pop hits as "Freeze Frame" and "Centerfold", has died in his MA home.

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After the band's dissolution, Geils opened up a fix shop for vintage sports cars, something he had been interested in since his childhood days. They reunited off and on again up until recent years.

The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties.

Geils collected Italian motorcycles and sports cars and opened a performance shop in Ayer, Massachusetts, called KTR European Motorsports.

Legendary guitarist and founding member of The J. Geils Band, J.

In 1984, the group released another album, "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd", earning Geils accolades from a New York Times critic for sharp playing that combined "the harmonic sophistication of a jazz player with a rocker's sensibility".