Other things I learned about J Geils Band on wikipedia:
-their first album was in 1970, I always thought they were a new wave-era band but apparently not.
-their singer left the band in the early 80s and the band imploded at the peak of their sucess.
-the singer's first solo album has mick jagger and adrian belew on it
-This music video is hilarious. The premise is basically just "hop like a retard" and yep that's what it is.
-after the band broke up J Geils raced cars.
-the keyboard player who wrote "centerfold" produced a Debbie Harry solo album in 1986 which for some reason is on the cover of some editions of "1001 albums to hear before you die"
-They've been nominated twice for the R&RHOF (two times too many. who's the J Geils fan on the nominating committee?)
-a member of the band is named Magic Dick.