Thursday, April 13, 2017

John Geils from J. Geils Band Dies at 71

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Tragedy just doesn't seem to stop hitting the world of rock n' roll these days, does it? Looks like it doesn't end with 2016 as we were hoping. We have lost yet another iconic musician; this time guitarist John Geils who was best known as the leader of the J. Geils Band.

According to Boston radio station WCVB Geils was found dead in his home. Currently foul play is not suspected but the cause of Geils's death is yet to be determined. A tweet from the station's Kathy Curren says:

"Sources tell #5Investigates no foul play suspected in the death of J. Geils. #Wcvb"

Singer Peter Wolf who was with the band from 67-83 and during the reunion tours responded to the loss on Facebook, saying:

"‘Thinking of all the times we kicked it high and rocked down the house! R.I.P. Jay Geils’ PW."

This is definitely a sad loss for the world of rock n' roll. Geils was an underrated talent on the guitar who deserved more props than he got. We definitely lost a treasure of a musician. Unfortunately we are getting to a point in time where all the great players are dropping left and right due to advancing age. I just hope the best for his friends and family during this trying time.

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