J. Geils Guitarist

Birthday February 20, 1946
Birthplace New York
Death Date Apr 11, 2017 (age 71)
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Lead guitarist and founder of the rock band The J. Geils Band, who had the number one hit "Centerfold" in 1982.

Before Fame

He got a degree in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


His band was originally called Snoopy and the Sopwith Camels but, in the late '60s, he began playing electric guitar and changed the name.

Family Life

He spent most of his life living in and around Massachusetts.

Associated With

His band's popular 1980 song "Love Stink" was prominently featured in the Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer.


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