Dayum, another great one gone. RIP J. Geils.
J. Geils found dead in Massachusetts home at age 71
Published April 11, 2017m FoxNews.com
DEVELOPING – John Warren Geils Jr., the founder and lead guitarist for the J. Geils Band, was found dead Tuesday in his Massachusetts home. He was 71.
Groton Police said in a statement that they were called to Geils' home at around 4 p.m. local time to do a wellness check. Officers found Geils unresponsive and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicated that Geils died of natural causes, but the investigation was ongoing.
The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Mass., while Geils was studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The band released 11 studio albums before breaking up in 1985. They reunited off and on until recent years.
The band had several Top 40 singles in the early 1970s, including a cover song "Lookin' for a Love" by the family group The Valentinos and "Give It to me."
Their biggest hits included "Must of Got Lost," which reached No. 12 on Billboard's Top 100 in 1975. "Love Stinks," a rant against unrequited love, was the title song on their 1980 album.
Their song "Centerfold," from the album "Freeze Frame" was released in 1981 and eventually charted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February 1982. It stayed there for six weeks and was featured on MTV.