Ten days after the J. Geils Band announced plans to tour without John Geils Jr. — better known to fans as J. — an attorney representing the guitarist has filed a lawsuit accusing his bandmates, Peter Wolf, Seth Justman, Magic Dick, and Danny Klein, of trademark infringement and deceptive business practices.
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Source: New England News
BOSTON — A thief was caught stealing from a blind ‘T’ performer after a transit worker noticed the suspect take his change and jumped into action.
“Don’t know much about history,” sang George Leh. For most commuters, George Leh’s baritone voice blends with the beeps and bings of the Arlington ‘T’ Station. For Pauline Sims, he’s part of her work day. “Everyone know who George is,” said Sims.
The 67-year-old blind busker takes the commuter rail from New Hampshire to Boston to entertain.
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A particularly colorful part of the funky tapestry that was Detroit’s rock scene of the 1960s is now gone, with the death Sunday of Stanley the Mad Hatter, longtime Detroit rock emcee and gadfly.
Stanley — his real name was Stanley Zillifro — died at home in Ypsilanti, of complications from prostate cancer. He was 62.
The nickname derived from the black top hat Stanley the Mad Hatter always wore while introducing bands on the stages of downtown Detroit rock emporiums including the Cinderella Ballroom and the Eastown Theater during the rock glory days of the late ’60s and early ’70s. (He never stopped wearing the top hat, swapping it occasionally for a ball cap.)His voice can be heard on the J. Geils Band live album “Full House,” as he introduced the group onstage at their infamous, riotous Cinderella Ballroom show.