J. Geils Band: Centerfold

Almost anybody who has been to a wedding, prom or late-night venue in a beachside town in the Western world will have heard the J. Geils Band. The American band (which started out as a three-piece) is responsible for the 1981 hit “Centerfold“—as well as “Freeze Frame” and “Love Stinks.” Sadly John Geils Jr (who played guitar in the band) has passed away aged 71. Geils—who started out playing jazz trumpet before switching to blues guitar—was also a singer, songwriter, producer and released a solo record in 2005 which garnered critical acclaim.