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Guitarist J. Geils found dead in Groton home

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Topic: Guitarist J. Geils found dead in Groton home
Posted By: snobb
Subject: Guitarist J. Geils found dead in Groton home
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2017 at 12:46am
 Guitarist J. Geils performed with the J. Geils Band in Boston in 2011. Geils was found dead Tuesday at his Groton home.

John Geils Jr. was a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student when he met bassist Danny Klein and harmonica player Richard Salwitz — two friends with whom he would form a trio that grew into one of Boston’s best-known bands.

A guitarist whose early tastes ran more toward jazz and blues than the rock ’n’ roll that would make him famous, Mr. Geils became a founder of the band that used an abbreviated form of his name — J. Geils Band — and gained stardom with the 1981 album “Freeze-Frame,” and its number-one single “Centerfold.” Mr. Geils, who in recent years had rekindled his lifelong passion for jazz and blues, was found dead late Tuesday afternoon in his Groton home. He was 71.

Groton police found him after responding for a well-being check at his house. Foul play is not suspected, the police department said in a statement, but his death is still being investigated, a standard procedure for unattended deaths.   


Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2017 at 7:26pm
This little quirky piece of sophisto-pop is one of my favorite albums of all time
R.I.P. - mr. J

Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2017 at 12:21am
he got me on this LP too -  at that time I was an university undergraduate with love to The Stranglers, and The Ramones has gone from big scenes already 

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