J. Geils appears on Greater Boston in 2013.

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Remembering Musician J. Geils

April 12, 2017

Musician J. Geils, who is known for the early '80s pop hits "Love Stinks," ''Freeze Frame" and "Centerfold," was found dead in his Massachusetts home Tuesday afternoon. Police say he died of natural causes.

The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Mass., while Geils, whose full name was John Warren Geils Jr., was studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The band, whose music bridged the gap between disco and new wave, released 11 studio albums before breaking up in 1985. They reunited off and on over the years.

To remember Geils, WGBH News brings you this 2013 interview with Geils and Emily Rooney, during which Geils was featured as part of Greater Boston's One Guest series.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. Click on the video player above to watch the interview.


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