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J. Geils Band
The J. Geils Band was a very popular rock and roll band, playing to large arena crowds in the United States in the 1970s before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s. They are perhaps best known for the single "Centerfold", an international hit in 1982.
The band started as an acoustic blues trio in the mid 1960s with guitarist J. Geils, bassist Danny Klein and harpist Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz. In 1967 the band switched focus, starting to play electric guitar and bass and recruiting drummer Stephen Jo Bladd and singer Peter Wolf, both from Boston. The following year Seth Justman joined as an organist and the group signed to Atlantic Records in 1970. Later in the 1970s, the band signed with EMI America Records.
The J. Geils Band had several hit singles in the 1970s, the most successful of which was "Must of Got Lost" (1974).
- The J. Geils Band (1970)
- The Morning After (1971)
- "Live" Full House (1972)
- Bloodshot (1973)
- Ladies Invited (1973)
- Nightmares...and Other Tales From the Vinyl Jungle (1974)
- Hotline (1975)
- Blow Your Face Out (1976)
- Monkey Island (1977)
- Sanctuary (1978)
- Best of the J. Geils Band (1979)
- Love Stinks (1980)
- Freeze Frame (1981)
- Showtime! (1982)
- You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd (1984)
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