J. Geils Band founder, of Centrefold fame, has died age 71

Band perform at the Fleet Boston Pavilion in Boston. Musician J. Geils founder of The J. Geils Band known for such peppy early 80s pop hits as

Band perform at the Fleet Boston Pavilion in Boston. Musician J. Geils founder of The J. Geils Band known for such peppy early 80s pop hits as"Love Stinks" ''Freeze Frame

Geils, founder of The J. Geils Band known for such peppy early 80s pop hits as “Love Stinks, ” ”Freeze Frame“ and ”Centerfold, “ has died in his MA home at 71. Geils, was found dead today in his Groton, Massachusetts home according to a report from WCVB.

"At approximately 4 p.m., Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a well-being check", said the Groton Police in a statement.

Palma said Groton police are investigating the death, as they do all unattended deaths, but that no foul play is suspected.

The album, which followed the comical hit "Love Stinks", also included the title track and "Centerfold", which was No. 1 for six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 list, the group said.

J. Geils, founder and longtime guitarist of the J.

The band's early albums were not huge sellers but they burnished their reputation with their high-energy performances, eventually releasing three concert LPs during their active days.

The J. Geils Band released a total of 12 albums over the course of 10 years.

"Freeze-Frame" (from Freeze-Frame, 1981) - Wolf and Justman brought the band into the top ten with this song, which reached #4, and helped bring the band to a larger audience. Named Bluestime, the band released two records - "Bluestime" (1994) and "Little Car Blues" (1996) - with Rounder Records, USA Today reported.

Geils was born in NY in 1946 and was raised in New Jersey. The band had a major hit in 1980 with "Love Stinks"-a favorite of film soundtracks for more than 30 years-before briefly launching into the stratosphere with "Centerfold", off of 1982's Freeze Frame".

The band are best known for their album "Freeze Frame" and the song "Centerfold".

Although the band split up in 1985, they reunited regularly for tours, even making headlines when they opened for Aerosmith at Fenway Park back in 2010. J. Geils was 71.

The band has been nominated four times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At the time, Salwitz told Billboard, "It's great to be recognized, but it's a drag to be disappointed".

Wolf left the band to pursue a solo career and did not appear on its final album, released in 1984. I hope that we make it in.

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