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 Post subject: J. Geils has passed away
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:49 pm 
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http://www.metrotimes.com/city-slang/archives/2017/04/12/detroit-breakdown-goodbye-to-guitarist-j-geils-who-really-knew-how-to-party


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It was with a heavy heart that we learned last night that guitarist John Warren Geils Jr. — aka J. Geils, founding member of the J. Geils Band — died in his physical home of Groton, Mass. at the age of 71, apparently of natural causes.

For many Detroiters, the J. Geils Band was a Detroit act. "Although living in Boston, the band had always considered Detroit their second home because of their enormous popularity there," to quote the Wikipedia entry for Full House. "Two of their three live albums were recorded in Detroit at various venues. The third live album was recorded in Detroit and Boston."...........


Always a lot of fun in concert

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Remember fondly listening to Freeze Frame and Centerfold when I was a kid at the roller rink. RIP.

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In the attached Esquire article by Charles Pierce, he refers to the J. Geils Band as being "...as close to being an American Rolling Stones as any other band ever was." I think he has this one backwards. It was the live band the Rolling Stones should have been, but haven't since the 1972 US tour. After that, Richard's stardom went to his head and he's been fucking around on stage ever since. The J. Geils Band in the 1970's was the best live show in the world.

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I actually thought they were local.


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