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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania
Post Posted 16 Apr 2017 4:52 pm     Reply with quote

Surprised nobody else picked up on this - he died this past Tuesday April 11, 2017 - Boston Globe Story

He and his band, who were essentially the house band at the Boston Tea Party for a period, were hugely influential on me and tons of other Boston-area blues musicians in the late 60s, early 70s. I hung out at their gigs multiple times a week back then, and I might just as easily have blown off school at that point.

Most people think about "Centerfold" and their MTV exposure in the 80s. But they really were a hard core blues band more in the mold of the Butterfield Blues Band. In the early days, they were electrifying.
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Nick Reed


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Russellville, KY USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 1:54 pm     Reply with quote


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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2017 2:12 pm     Reply with quote

J. Geils "Full House" Live Album was huge when I was growing up. J. Geils, Boston, Aerosmith, and the James Montgomery Blues Band put New England on the rock/blues map back in the early 1970's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvm1_WrF3ns
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Lefty


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Grayson, Ga.
Post Posted 28 Apr 2017 8:50 am     Reply with quote

I was a huge fan of the J Geils Band.
I would see them every time they came through town (early 70s).
I remember Peter saying "Magic Dick, blow your face out". They were great musicians. I believe Faye Dunaway hung with Peter Wolfe for a while.
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