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J. Geils Band

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Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Years Active: 1967–1985, 1999, 2006, 2009-2010
Genres: Rock, Blues-rock, Rhythm And Blues

The J. Geils Band was an American rock band that formed in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1976. The band shot to fame with their 1981 single, “Centerfold,” which peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Singles Chart, and spurred a whole new following of fans for the band. When the band first began in the mid-1960s they were an acoustic blues/R&B trio with singer John Geils, bassist Danny Klein, and harmonica player Richard Salwitz. By the end of the 1960s the band began to move in another music direction that was more rock and roll based with the implementation of electric guitar and bass into their music, additional drummer Stephen Jo Bladd, additional singer Peter Wolf, and organist Seth Justm... Continue Bio >>

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