John Geils Jr, founding father of J Geils Band, dies at 71

John Geils Jr performing in Boston in 2010

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John Geils Jr performed lead guitar within the band that bore his title

John Geils Jr, the US guitarist who based The J Geils Band and had a world hit with the tune Centrefold, has died on the age of 71.

The musician was discovered useless at his house in Groton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.

Native police, who had been known as to the property to verify on his welfare, attributed his dying to pure causes.

Based in 1967, The J Geils Band launched 11 studio albums, amongst them the US chart-topping Freeze-Body, earlier than breaking apart in 1985.

Centrefold, their largest hit, topped the US charts for six weeks in 1982 and reached quantity three within the UK.

The tune is thought for its catchy intro and its refrain: “My blood runs chilly/My reminiscence has simply been offered/My angel is the centrefold/Angel is the centrefold.”

The band reunited in recent times for infrequent appearances, together with one on the Boston Robust live performance that came about within the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

In later life, Geils launched a collection of jazz albums whereas indulging his ardour for restoring and racing vehicles.

Peter Wolf, the band’s lead singer, stated he was “pondering of all of the instances we kicked it excessive and rocked down the home” in a tribute on Twitter.

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Musician Nils Lofgren also paid tribute, saying he and his former band Grin had “realized a lot” whereas opening for Geils’s band within the early 1970s.

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