Musician John Warren Geils Jr Dies in Massachusetts at 71 

Groton police confirmed Geils’ death on Tuesday night and said that it does not appear to be suspicious.

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Musician John Warren Geils Jr passed away on Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="">@<b>HenrySantoro</b></a>)

Musician John Warren Geils Jr, founder of The J Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home at 71 years of age.

Groton police confirmed Geils' death on 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.

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

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