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An archival photo of the J. Geils Band. (Courtesy J. Geils Band via Facebook)
An archival photo of the J. Geils Band. (Courtesy J. Geils Band via Facebook)
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The J. Geils Band's "Centerfold" reached No. 1 on the charts in 1982, when the band was at the peak of its mainstream success. But before that, they were a Boston band, playing at venues like the Unicorn Coffee House on Boylston Street and the Tea Party in the South End.

Last night J. Geils, the founder and guitarist of the band, died. He was 71 years old.

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Steve Morse, former senior rock music critic at The Boston Globe and currently teaches rock history at Berklee College of Music, which tweets @berkleeonline.

This segment aired on April 12, 2017.

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