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    J. Geils found dead in Massachusetts home

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    GROTON, Massachusetts —
    5 Investigates has learned John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils and part of the rock group The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts home.

    He was 71.

    Geils and the band are best known for their album, "Freeze Frame" and the song "Centerfold," which hit No. 1 for six weeks.

    Geils formed the band during his time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering.

    At Worcester, he formed J. Geils Blues Band with Danny Klein, Magic Dick Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Peter Wolf, with Seth Justman becoming the last member before the band released its debut album in 1970.
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    J. Geils found dead in Massachusetts home

    http://www.wcvb.com/article/guitaris...s-home/9263211

    GROTON, Massachusetts —
    5 Investigates has learned John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils and part of the rock group The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts home.

    He was 71.

    Geils and the band are best known for their album, "Freeze Frame" and the song "Centerfold," which hit No. 1 for six weeks.

    Geils formed the band during his time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering.

    At Worcester, he formed J. Geils Blues Band with Danny Klein, Magic Dick Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Peter Wolf, with Seth Justman becoming the last member before the band released its debut album in 1970.
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    The J. Geils Band were the quintessential party band fusing R&B with rock and roll like few others. The band you'd want to hire for your keg party. The first live recording LP I ever bought was their '76 double LP, "Blow Your Face Out".

    Just kept it simple, stupid. Oh and Peter Wolf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojo View Post
    The J. Geils Band were the quintessential party band fusing R&B with rock and roll like few others. The band you'd want to hire for your keg party. The first live recording LP I ever bought was their '76 double LP, "Blow Your Face Out".

    Just kept it simple, stupid. Oh and Peter Wolf.

    "Looking For a Love" was good. After that, eh.


    Oh, and there were kind of a lot of bands that fused R&B with rock and roll successfully, though they tended to be British.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    "Looking For a Love" was good. After that, eh.


    Oh, and there were kind of a lot of bands that fused R&B with rock and roll successfully, though they tended to be British.
    Most of that stuff were straightforward, four on the floor stompers. I loved it. And yeah, I hear the Brit bands weren't really responsive to requests to play parties stateside though.
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    He can hang out with Prince & Rick James again.

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    So sad about this. I'm going to watch some Chappelle Show in tribute.
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    Sad news. Way too young. It also said his wife died of cervical cancer in 2009. How awful for his children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRenninger View Post
    J. Geils found dead in Massachusetts home

    http://www.wcvb.com/article/guitaris...s-home/9263211

    GROTON, Massachusetts —
    5 Investigates has learned John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils and part of the rock group The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts home.

    He was 71.

    Geils and the band are best known for their album, "Freeze Frame" and the song "Centerfold," which hit No. 1 for six weeks.

    Geils formed the band during his time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering.

    At Worcester, he formed J. Geils Blues Band with Danny Klein, Magic Dick Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Peter Wolf, with Seth Justman becoming the last member before the band released its debut album in 1970.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojo View Post
    Most of that stuff were straightforward, four on the floor stompers. I loved it. And yeah, I hear the Brit bands weren't really responsive to requests to play parties stateside though.

    The J. Geils Band played at your parties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    The J. Geils Band played at your parties?
    No, but [seriously, true story]...The J. Geils Band were somewhat legendary in New England, and they were responsive to a friend's inquiry about playing her wedding in New Hampshire (this was back in '97). Alas, the dates wouldn't align, so my friend wound up going with the the band that was 'Til Tuesday (minus Aimee Mann, of course).

    After the band took their first break during the wedding reception, one of the guys in the band approached the bar I was in line to get a drink..

    "You guys sound really good!"

    "Thanks man."

    "So...What's Aimee Mann doing these days?"

    "What's YOUR ex-girlfriend doing these days?"

    "I guess you get tired of that question, huh..."

    And then he went with the rest of the band behind their van to get high, comforted in the knowledge he shot down yet another pesky question about their former lead singer with the spiked hair...My memory's a little foggy, but I'm pretty sure we got high with the band later that evening. But hush-hush on that one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojo View Post
    No, but [seriously, true story]...The J. Geils Band were somewhat legendary in New England, and they were responsive to a friend's inquiry about playing her wedding in New Hampshire (this was back in '97). Alas, the dates wouldn't align, so my friend wound up going with the the band that was 'Til Tuesday (minus Aimee Mann, of course).

    After the band took their first break during the wedding reception, one of the guys in the band approached the bar I was in line to get a drink..

    "You guys sound really good!"

    "Thanks man."

    "So...What's Aimee Mann doing these days?"

    "What's YOUR ex-girlfriend doing these days?"

    "I guess you get tired of that question, huh..."

    And then he went with the rest of the band behind their van to get high, comforted in the knowledge he shot down yet another pesky question about their former lead singer with the spiked hair...My memory's a little foggy, but I'm pretty sure we got high with the band later that evening. But hush-hush on that one..
    Nice story. I was both a big J. Geils and Aimee Mann fan. Especially Mann, but didn't know she started with that band. I'll have to check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    Nice story. I was both a big J. Geils and Aimee Mann fan. Especially Mann, but didn't know she started with that band. I'll have to check them out.
    Oh yeah. Aimee Mann was essentially 'Til Tuesday', and once she left, they were reduced to playing relatively expensive weddings.
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    Seventy Five years ago today, 80 brave heroes boarded 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers, and took off from the USS Hornet. Led by Jimmy Doolittle, their mission was to demonstrate that the United States, just four months after Pearl harbor, could bring the battle to the Japanese. The raid didn't damage any high-value military targets, but it significantly raised American morale, and caused some questions among the Japanese people about their leadership.


    Only one of the B-25s landed. They needed to take off much earlier than anticipated after the carrier was spotted, and didn't have fuel enough to reach their planned landing sites in China. 77 of the crew members survived the mission. Eight were captured, with three of these dying in captivity.


    Richard Cole of Dayton is the only surviving Doolittle Raider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maynerd View Post
    Seventy Five years ago today, 80 brave heroes boarded 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers, and took off from the USS Hornet. Led by Jimmy Doolittle, their mission was to demonstrate that the United States, just four months after Pearl harbor, could bring the battle to the Japanese. The raid didn't damage any high-value military targets, but it significantly raised American morale, and caused some questions among the Japanese people about their leadership.


    Only one of the B-25s landed. They needed to take off much earlier than anticipated after the carrier was spotted, and didn't have fuel enough to reach their planned landing sites in China. 77 of the crew members survived the mission. Eight were captured, with three of these dying in captivity.


    Richard Cole of Dayton is the only surviving Doolittle Raider.
    One of the most important consequences of the raid was that it helped set in motion the Japanese move towards Midway. With the raid having been launched from a carrier group, the Japanese desired a showdown with the American carriers so that they could destroy the ability of the US to wage any kind of offensive action. And with the Japanese move to Midway, it effectively ended with critical damage to the IJN which they were never able to recover from.

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    Aaron Hernandez commits suicide reportedly

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    242 years ago.


    "By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood ...
    And fired the shot heard round the world."


    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maynerd View Post
    242 years ago.


    "By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood ...
    And fired the shot heard round the world."


    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Oops, that means I missed yesterday:


    Listen, my children, and you shall hear
    Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
    On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:
    Hardly a man is now alive
    Who remembers that famous day and year.

    Except Muggs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Except Muggs.
    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maynerd View Post
    242 years ago.


    "By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood ...
    And fired the shot heard round the world."


    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Aaron Hernandez commits suicide reportedly

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    Wow. That poor daughter of his. She had to be in the courtroom while he was going through his trial and now her dad takes his life. She is going to be screwed up mentally for a long time.
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    Erin Moran, Best Known as Happy Days' Joanie Cunningham, Has Died at 56


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