Music legend J. Geils found dead in his Groton home

  • Music legend J. Geils found dead in his Groton home

Music legend J. Geils found dead in his Groton home

Geils, was found dead today in his Groton, Massachusetts home according to a report from WCVB.

The band has been nominated four times for entry into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but have not been inducted. Police are investigating Geils' death as a standard procedure, and do not suspect any foul play.

Nils Lofgren, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, added: "Sad to lose J. Geils".

Here are the five hits by The J. Geils Band. One of the most popular American bands of the 1970s, he is highly regarded for his stage performances.

The 1982 live release Showtime! was another gold-seller, but after some lesser-performing albums, the J. Geils Band split in 1985.

In the mid-'90s, Geils released two albums with his band Bluestime and during the 2000s, he returned to his jazz roots with three solo records.

Police found Geils at about 4 p.m. when they were called to his home to do a wellness check and found him unresponsive, reported The Boston Globe.

The first of their big hits, Love Stinks, a rant against unrequited love, was the title song on their 1980 album.

Formed in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967, the J. Geils Band became fast local favorites and released their self-titled debut in 1970. But they became synonymous to many with their early '80s hits 'Centerfold, ' which topped the Billboard chart, and 'Freeze-Frame.' They had 18 entries on the Hot 100, including seven other top 40 hits, and achieved six gold USA albums, one of them also platinum.

In 2012, the band went out on tour without Geils who filed an unsuccessful lawsuit trying to stop the band from using his name.

Musicians shared their condolences on social media after learning of Geils' death including Steve Van Zandt, the actor and guitarist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Then along came their Freeze Frame album (1981), which-finally-made stars out of the hard-working band.

Peter Wolf took to Facebook to pay tribute to his former band mate.