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J. Geils Band

The J. Geils Band kicked out a joyful and infectious brand of R&B-based rock and roll, and in the 1980s, they streamlined their sound and created radio-friendly rock tunes that seized the passion of the newly created MTV generation.

Those who know the J. Geils Band only for their MTV era hits (“Love Stinks,” “Centerfold,” “Freeze Frame”) don’t know the J. Geils Band at all. During the long years between the demise of the Butterfield Blues Band and Mitch Ryder’s Detroit Wheels and the rise of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty, the J. Geils Band kept alive a joyful and very American brand of R&B-based rock and roll. Geils was a band with heart, brains and a wide range of styles – from deep blues (“Serve You Right To Suffer”) to soul (“Looking For A Love”), doo-wop (“I Do”), and funk (“Flame Thrower”). More at rockhall.com...

 

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Archival Resources

All archival materials related to the J. Geils Band can be found here. Listed below are notable collections and items of interest.

J. Geils Band promo photo

J. Geils Band live photo

J. Geils Band live photo

J. Geils Band live photo

J. Geils Band live photo
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Spotify Playlist

YouTube Interviews

YouTube Performances

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