Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
Happy 67th Birthday to Seth the keyboardist and songwriter for the J Geils Band (that's him above on the left). He co-wrote songs with front man Peter Wolf throughout their history and wrote the band’s biggest hit Centerfold from their only number one album, Freeze-Frame.
Seth Justman was born in Washington, DC on January 27, 1951. His signature organ growling through ‘Leslie’ speakers is as essential to the mighty J. Geils Band instrumental sound, as Magic Dick’s lickin’ stick.
Here's Seth (center) flanked by Bruins legend Cam Neely (left) and Geils Band bassist Danny Klein (right) with the Red Sox World Series trophy in '05.
The good people of Blimpville have a special place in our hearts for one the most electrifying live bands to ever grace the stage. They've played Maine 14 times since their first appearance here in 1971 at Wadsworth Gym at Colby College in Waterville. And in the summer of 2015 on the Maine State Pier, they proved they’ve still got it! They absolutely belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Maybe next year. Geils Band fan and loyal Blimpster, Rick Armes wrote on their Facebook page,
"So you start walking over to the Hall of Fame and you get over there and you walk over to the door and you start poundin on their door and you say
"Open up the door bitch!”
This is wooba gooba with with green teeth, let me in!!!!!"
Check out this sick footage from encore at the Pier show in Portland a couple years ago!