John Warren Geils, Jr - better known as J. Geils, guitarist of the J. Geils Band - was found dead Tuesday at his home in Groton, MA. He was 71. The J. Geils Band released a ton of successful albums in the 1970s and 1980s and hit the Billboard Charts with singles like "Centerfold," "Love Stinks," "Come Back," and "Freeze Frame." Click here to read obituary in RollingStone.com. Peter Wolf eulogized Geils on Facebook, below.
Area photographer John Rockwood caught the band during one of the concert stops in Toledo in the mid-to-late 70s. Rockwood and John Henry from Third Street Cigar in Waterville shared a few of his pictures with us after hearing news of Geils' death.