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Peter Wolf - 100% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 March 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Formerly singer with the Boston-based J. Geils Band, a band he led for 15 years, Wolf went solo in 1983 following their acrimonious break-up. He only briefly emulated their commercial success with Lights Out, his 1984 solo debut which produced two hit singles. After the release of a follow-up collection, Come As You Are, his record Read more

Billy Squier - 98% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1950, Boston, USA. Having gained valuable experience as guitarist in the power-pop group Sidewinders, Squier, who had also appeared in the less celebrated Magic Terry And The Universe, formed his own band under the name of Piper and recorded two albums for A&M Records during the late 70s. He dissolved Piper in 1979 and signed a solo contract with Capitol Records. Read more

Eddie Money - 96% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Graham’s managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two T Read more

Loverboy - 96% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Canadian hard rock outfit formed in 1978 by Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski, 8 January 1955, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; vocals), Paul Dean (b. 19 February 1946, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar), Doug Johnston (b. 19 December 1957, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; keyboards), Scott Smith (b. Donald Scott Smith, 13 February 1955, d. November 2 Read more

Brownsville Station - 88% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA-based quartet was formed in 1969 by Cub Koda (Michael Koda, 1 August 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 1 July 2000, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar, harmonica), Michael Lutz (guitar, vocals), T.J. Cronley (drums), and Tony Driggins (bass). They forged an early reputation as a superior ‘oldies’ band, but their attention to ‘roots Read more

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - 86% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1972, this hard rock outfit featured former Guess Who member Randy Bachman (27 September 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; guitar, lead vocals). Bachman had left the Guess Who in July 1970, recorded a solo album, Axe, and, owing to a bout of illness, had to cancel a projected collaboration with former Nice keyboard player Kei Read more

Honeymoon Suite - 86% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A Canadian hard rock quintet of Johnny Dee (guitar, vocals), Derry Grehan (lead guitar), Dave Betts (drums), Gary Lalonde (bass) and Ray Coburn (keyboards), Honeymoon Suite formed in 1982 and set about establishing the strong club following that accompanied them throughout their career. Their debut release was a self-financed single, ‘New Girl Now’, which sold in suff Read more

Foghat - 85% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although British in origin, Foghat relocated to the USA, where this boogie-blues band built a large following during the 70s. The band originally comprised ‘Lonesome’ Dave Peverett (16 April 1943, Dulwich, London, England, d. 7 February 2000; vocals/guitar), Tony Stevens (b. 12 September 1949, Willsden, London, England; bass/vocals), Roger Earl (b. 16 May 1946, Lon Read more

John Mellencamp - 78% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades.Mellencamp played in local band Trash with guitarist Larry Crane, who remained with the singer throughout the 80s. In 1976, David Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries Read more

April Wine - 69% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this hard rock outfit became an immediate success, going on to make inroads in the American market after establishing itself as a platinum act in Canada. Through fluctuating line-ups they arrived at steady membership by the late 70s, including original lead singer Myles Goodwyn (23 June 1948, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), Brian Gr Read more

Sammy Hagar - 65% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA. Hagar is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose father was a professional boxer. Legend has it that Elvis Presley persuaded him not to follow in his father’s footsteps, and instead he started out in 60s San Bernardino bands the Fabulous Castillas, Skinny, Justice Brothers and rock band Dust Cloud. He joine Read more

Triumph - 63% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian power trio formed in Toronto during 1975. Comprising Rik Emmett (10 July 1953, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals), Gil Moore (b. 12 February 1951, Canada; drums) and Mike Levine (b. 1 June 1949, Canada; bass/keyboards), Triumph shared many similarities to Rush aside from geographical location. All three members were highly accomplished musicians who exper Read more

Bob Seger - 59% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Seger began his long career in the early 60s as a member of the Decibels. He subsequently joined Doug Brown And The Omens as organist, but was installed as their vocalist and songwriter when such talents surfaced. The group made its recording debut as the Beach Bums, with ‘The Ballad Of The Yellow Beret’, but this pastiche of the Read more

Head East - 58% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An example of stubborn belligerence ensuring longevity despite limited musical identity, Head East persevered on the Midwest, USA circuit for several years, releasing a sequence of competent hard rock albums without ever making the transition to international fame that peers such as REO Speedwagon enjoyed. Originally from south central Illinois, Roger Boyd (keyboards), Larry Bo Read more

Aldo Nova - 57% match to The J. Geils Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aldo Caparucio. Nova is a virtuoso guitarist of Italian descent. He arrived on the rock scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut of melodic AOR/pomp-rock that incorporated elements of Boston and Styx, with production offered by Blue Öyster Cult’s Sandy Pearlman. Momentum was lost, however, with Subject, a disjointed and ultimately disappointing concept album. Twitch Read more


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