J. Geils, the lead guitarist and namesake of the J. Geils Band has passed away.  He was found at his home in Groton, Massachuettes.  

The J. Geils Band sold out theaters and arenas in the 70's and 80's.

They were on the bill at the final show of the legendary Fillmore East in New York City.  

J. Geils was 71.