John Geils Jr, founder of J Geils Band, dies at 71

John Geils Jr, america guitarist who Based The J Geils Band and had a worldwide hit with the song Centrefold, has died at the age of 71.

The musician was once discovered lifeless at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.

Native police, who had been called to the property to check on his welfare, attributed his loss of life to pure motives.

Based in 1967, The J Geils Band launched Eleven studio albums, amongst them the usa chart-topping Freeze-Body, ahead of breaking apart in 1985.

Centrefold, their biggest hit, topped the us charts for six weeks in 1982 and reached number three in the UK.

The tune is known for its catchy intro and its chorus: “My blood runs cold/My memory has just been sold/My angel is the centrefold/Angel is the centrefold.”

The band reunited in contemporary years for infrequent appearances, including one on the Boston Sturdy concert that happened in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

In later life, Geils released a collection of jazz albums while indulging his ardour for restoring and racing automobiles.

Peter Wolf, the band’s lead singer, stated he was “pondering of all of the times we kicked it high and rocked down the house” in a tribute on Twitter.

Musician Nils Lofgren additionally paid tribute, saying he and his former band Grin had “discovered so much” while opening for Geils’s band within the early Nineteen Seventies.


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