J. Geils has been found dead at his Massachusetts home at age 71.
John Warren Geils Jr was the leader of the J. Geils Band, best known for the no 1 global hit ‘Centrefold’.
Geils formed The J. Geils Band in 1967. They recorded their self-titled debut album for Atlantic Records in 1970 but were 11 albums in when global success started around 1980.
The album ‘Love Stinks’ gave the band a Top 40 hit with the title track.
The 12th album ‘Freeze Frame’ was the big one, going to no 1 in the USA and to date becoming the band’s biggest seller.
‘Freeze Frame’ contained ‘Centrefold’ as well as another hit song in the title track.
At the time of publication, the cause of death is unknown.