The J. Geils Band is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The band played R&B-influenced blues-rock in the 1970s before moving towards a more New Wave sound in the 1980s. Since its initial break-up in 1985, the band has reunited several times. Their biggest hit was their 1981 single, “Centerfold”, which charted #1 in the United States in early 1982.
Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield; March 7, 1946) is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983; and for a successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.
Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz (born May 13, 1945) is an American musician, and the harmonica player for The J. Geils Band. In addition to the harmonica, Salwitz plays the trumpet (the first instrument he learned) and saxophone.
Seth Justman (born January 27, 1951, Washington, D.C.) is the keyboard player for the U.S. rock band, The J. Geils Band. He co-wrote many of the band’s songs with singer Peter Wolf, and took sole songwriting credits for the band’s biggest international hit, “Centerfold” (#1 for six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100). Justman also became the band’s main vocalist once Wolf left the J. Geils Band in 1983 until the band’s first break-up in 1985. In 1986 Justman produced and partly co-wrote Rockbird, the second solo album by Debbie Harry. Seth is the brother of Paul Justman, director of the 2002 movie, Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Paul and Seth shared songwriting credits for most of the songs on J. Geils Band’s 1984 album, You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Gettin’ Odd, which was also the one album featuring Seth on lead vocals.
John W. Geils Jr. (born February 20, 1946, New York City, New York) popularly known as J. Geils, is an American blues-rock lead guitarist, singer and founder of The J. Geils Band; he has also recorded with several jazz musicians. Born in New York, he grew up in Far Hills, New Jersey where he graduated from Bernards High School. He moved to Massachusetts in 1964 and studied engineering at Northeastern University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. – Wikipedia