The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils. The original band members included vocalist Peter Wolf, harmonica player Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz, drummer Stephen Bladd, vocalist/keyboardist Seth Justman and bassist Danny Klein. Wolf and Justman served as principal songwriters. The band played R&B-influenced blues rock during the 1970s and soon achieved commercial success before moving towards a more mainstream radio-friendly sound in the early 1980s, which brought the band to its commercial peak. After Wolf left the band in 1983 to pursue a solo career, the band released one more album in 1984 with Justman on lead vocals before breaking up in 1985. Beginning in 1999, the band had several reunions prior to the death of its namesake founder J. Geils on April 11, 2017.
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In 1979, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers recorded their song “Don’t Do Me Like That.” It ended up being one of the most important...
via Billboard at October 19, 2017
J. Geils Band's Peter Wolf Makes His Case for Roll Hall Induction: 'Our Mission Was to Share the Roots'
Peter Wolf is once again "honored" to have the J. Geils Band nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But after four...
via Billboard at October 6, 2017
Two classic tracks make surges and rank on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (dated April 29): Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song"...
via Billboard at April 20, 2017
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