Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 2/21/14 Happy Birthday, John W. Geils!!!
(The Six O’Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
With MSU Basketball knocking our Thursday Triple Shot off the air, we celebrate a rock and roll birthday one day belated. John W. “J.” Geils celebrated birthday 68 yesterday. Geils and his band mates haven’t exactly seen eye to eye in years past. In fact, the break up and demise of the great J.Geils Band may be one of the nastiest separations in rock history. In 2012, Geils sued four of those former band mates when they wanted to use the band’s name as they toured…without Geils. (Imagine Sammy and Michael Anthony using the Van Halen name without Alex or Eddie…)
Tonight, we ignore the drama and celebrate the birthday of J. Geils by hearing and remembering excerpts of the band’s hey-days. Three live cuts tonight from The J. Geils Band…”Musta Got Lost”, “Houseparty”, and “Whammer Jammer/Hard Drivin’ Man” for your Six O’Clock Triple Shot, only on 94.9 WMMQ!!