J. Geils

J. Geils



John Warren "J." Geils Jr. (/ɡlz/) (February 20, 1946 – April 11, 2017) was an American guitarist. He was known as the leader of The J. Geils Band.[1]

Growing up in New York City, Geils became interested in jazz and blues. After moving to Massachusetts for his college education, he formed the J. Geils Blues Band while still a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After dropping the word "Blues" from their name, the band released their first album in 1970, performing soul and rhythm and blues-influenced rock music for most of the 1970s before turning to pop music in the 1980s. After the band broke up in 1985, Geils left regular performing to take up restoration and racing of automobiles, with occasional forays into music production. He continued to appear in reunion tours with the rest of his band sporadically during the 2000s and 2010s. He died of natural causes at the age of 71 on April 11, 2017, at his home in Groton, Massachusetts.



Live At New Penelope Club, WBCN-FM Broadcast, Montreal, Canada, September 1968
Live At New Penelope Club, WBCN-FM Broadcast, Montreal, Canada, September 1968 is an album by musical group The J.
The J. Geils Band
Freeze Frame
Freeze-Frame is the 12th studio album by American rock band The J.
Blow Your Face Out
Blow Your Face Out is the eighth album (and second live album) by American rock band The J.

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J. Geils Collection Heading to Mecum Monterey
  –  July 28, 2017
It is impossible to listen to FM radio without hearing “Freeze Frame” or “Centerfold”. The music of the J. Geils band was a combination of Pop, Rock, and a sprinkle of Blues, and it made for upbeat & chart-topping hits. The band broke up in 1985 ...
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  –  August 2, 2017
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  –  August 2, 2017
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  –  August 1, 2017
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  –  July 20, 2017
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Stony Plain Records and Duke Robillard Remember Jay Geils
  –  May 8, 2017
When guitarist Jay Geils passed away at age 71, he left behind a legacy of wonderful music, not only for the blues-rock sounds he created within his namesake J. Geils Band, but also on several albums he recorded for Stony Plain Records that explored the ...


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