J. Geils Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Achievement and Death
J. Geils Net Worth – On 20-2-1946 J. Geils (nickname: J. Geils) was born in New York City, New York, United States. He made his 8 million dollar fortune with Peter Wolf, Richard “Magic Dick“, Salwitz Seth Justman.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Geils was born on February 20, 1946, in New York City, and grew up in Morris Plains, New Jersey. His father was an engineer at Bell Labs and a huge fan of jazz music.
From an early age, Geils was exposed to the music of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong.
He played Miles Davis songs on his trumpet and drums while listening to the blues by guitarists Howlin’Wolf and Muddy Waters on the radio.
Later, Geils went to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering. There, he met the future members of his band, the J. Geils Band.
Personal Life and Career
Initially, the J. Geils Band started out as a soul, rhythm and blues band but by 1980 they were playing mostly pop and rock. The band released several high-quality albums throughout the 1970s such as The Morning After, Bloodshot, Monkey Island, and Sanctuary.
Then came two of their most commercially successful albums, Love Stinks and Freeze Frame in the early 1980s. Their fans grew up on J. Geils’ songs like “Lookin’ for a Love,” “Give It to Me,” “Must of Got Lost,” “Centerfold,” and “Concealed Weapons” and still love the band’s hits today.
Peter Wolf has rocked and rolled his way to a healthy net worth of $8 million.
John Geils Jr. was found dead in his home on April 10, 2017, in Groton, Massachusetts. The Groton Police were performing a well-being check on him when he was found unresponsive in his home.
Geils was 71 years old at the time of his death. J. Geils’ death has come as a shock to his many fans, who remember him from his guitar playing days in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s.