Peter Wolf (born Peter Blankfield, March 7, 1946) is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983 and for a successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.
In 1967, the newly revamped J. Geils Band was formed with Wolf on vocals. As the group’s frontman, Wolf was known for his charismatic presence and fast-talking quips made him known as one of rock’s most dynamic stage performers. During the early days of MTV they achieved wider success with their widely played videos. Because of the band’s constant touring they established international success and toured stadiums with The Rolling Stones. Wolf and keyboardist Seth Justman were responsible for most of the band’s songwriting. Creative differences followed their multi platinum album Freeze Frame, and Wolf parted ways with the J. Geils Band in 1983 and went on to a successful solo career.