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The J. Geils Band

Band
1967 / Present
United States United States

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Band The J. Geils Band

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History

The J. Geils Band was an American music group from Worcester, Massachusetts, USA that had a successful blues-rock/R&B-influenced sound in the 1970s, before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s, which brought them MTV airplay and their 1982 international hit single "Centerfold". The band started as an acoustic blues trio in the mid 1960s with singer and guitarist J. Geils (born February 20, 1946; died April 10, 2017), bassist Danny Klein (Dr. Funk) and harpist Richard Salwitz (stage name Magic Dick). The band formed under the name Snoopy and the Sopwith Camels while Geils was attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a couple of semesters. In 1967 the band switched focus, starting to play electric guitar and bass and recruiting drummer Stephen Jo Bladd and fast-talking ex-disc jockey singer Peter Wolf, born Peter Blankenfeld, both from Boston. The following year Seth Justman joined as an organist, and the group signed to Atlantic Records in 1970.

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Members

Magic Dick
1966 - 1984, 2008 - Present
Seth Justman
1967 - 1984, 2008 - Present
Peter Wolf
1966 - 1982, 2008 - Present
Danny Klein
1966 - 1984, 2008 - Present
Jay Geils
1966 - 1984, 2008 - 2011
Stephen Bladd
1966 - 1984

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Discography

Studio Album

1970
Album has 1 releases
1973
Album has 2 releases
1975
Album has 2 releases
1977
Album has 2 releases
1977
Album has 3 releases
1979
Album has 3 releases
1980
Album has 11 releases
2014
Album has 1 releases

Single

1980
Album has 1 releases
1980
Album has 1 releases