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J. Geils Band founder John Warren Geils Jr. dies at 71

File: The J. Geils Band pose after performing at the Cam Neely Foundation For Cancer Celebrity Fundraiser
File: The J. Geils Band pose after performing at the Cam Neely Foundation For Cancer Celebrity Fundraiser "Betting on a Cause and a Cure" at The Charles Hotel Feb. 26, 2005 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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File: The J. Geils Band pose after performing at the Cam Neely Foundation For Cancer Celebrity Fundraiser
File: J. Geils of the J. Geils Band performs at Fenway Park on Aug. 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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File: The J. Geils Band pose after performing at the Cam Neely Foundation For Cancer Celebrity Fundraiser
File: All the performers gather on stage at the end of the evening's performance performs during the Boston Strong: An Evening Of Support And Celebration, including Jimmy Buffet, Doug Flutie, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, Donnie Wahlberg, Steven Tyler, J. Geils Band, New Kids on the Block, Boston and Extreme at TD Garden on May 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Musician John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. He was 71.

Groton police confirmed Geils' death Tuesday night. They say it does not appear to be suspicious.

The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, while Geils was studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The band's first big hit "Love Stinks," a rant against unrequited love, was the title song on their 1980 album.

Love Stinks

Their song "Centerfold," from the album "Freeze Frame" was released in 1981 and eventually charted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February 1982. It stayed there for six weeks and was featured on MTV.

Centerfold