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REMEMBERING J. GEILS

Great guitarist

Great guitarist, leader of the J. Geils Band, died April 11, 2017, at the age of 71.

If this doesn’t perk you up, nothing will:

BIO NOTES: John Geils was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. His father was a jazz fan and John grew up listening to albums by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie.

He listened to blues singers Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf on the radio and learned to play Miles Davis music on the trumpet and drums.

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The J. Geils band released eleven albums between 1970 and 1985. When they broke up, J. Geils put down the guitar to race cars, particularly Italian sports cars.

He opened KTR Motorsports, a classic automobile restoration shop in Ayer, Massachusetts, to service and repair vintage sports cars such as Ferrari and Maserati.

J. Geils Band website


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Remembering Paul Newman, a great actor and a great philanthropist

“What could be better than to hold your hand out to people less fortunate than you are?”


In 1988 Paul Newman co-founded the Hole in the Wall residential summer camp for gravely ill children.

Located in Ashford, Connecticut, it is named after the gang in his 1969 movie ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.’ Newman’s college fraternity Phi Kappa Tau adopted the Hole in the Wall camp as their national philanthropy and the original camp has expanded into several in the United States, Ireland, France, and Israel. [Official website]

HOLE IN THE WALL CAMP
Paul Newman with some of the Hole in the Wall kids

Paul Newman died on the morning of September 26, 2008, in the company of his family. He was 83 years old. His body was cremated after a private funeral service near his home in Westport, Connecticut.

Paul Newman’s great summation scene in the 1982 movie ‘The Verdict’

“In my religion, they say, ‘Act as if you had faith and faith will be given to you.’ If… if we are to have faith in justice, we need only to believe in ourselves. And act with justice. I believe there is justice in our hearts.”


TOGETHER ALWAYS

With the love of his life Joanne Woodward.


His Other passionHis great passion, after Joanne Woodward and right up there with movies, was auto racing.


As Cool Hand Luke in the 1967 classic.


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