Legendary musician, John Warren Geils Jr., guitarist and founder of the J. Geils Band, was found dead Tuesday in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. He was 71.

According to the Groton Police, "a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes."

"At approximately 4 p.m. EDT, Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a well-being check," it said in a statement. "Upon arrival to the house, police located a man who was unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene ... The Groton Police Department is investigating the death, as is standard procedure in all unattended deaths, however foul play is not suspected at this time."

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The band's vocalist Peter Wolf shared a picture of his former band member on Facebook and wrote: "Thinking of all the times we kicked it high and rocked down the house! R.I.P. Jay Geils."

The J. Geils Band was formed in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, while Geils was studying at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The band soon became a hit with the local audience and released its debut in 1970.

The band made its Billboard chart debut on Jan. 30, 1971, and its eponymous album entered the Billboard 200. In the course of the next decade, the band blended blues rock, R&B, soul and pop, giving some of the hit songs of the time.

Here are the top 10 songs of the J. Geils Band:

1) “Centerfold” from Freeze-Frame (1981)

This song was written by Wolf and Seth Justman, the band's keyboard player, and brought the group to the MTV audience in a big way. The song stayed at No. 1 for six weeks and sent Freeze-Frame, the band’s 12th album, to the top of the charts.

2) “Musta Got Lost” from Blow Your Face Out (1976)

This song appeared in different forms on various albums during the band's 15-year career. The original version of “Musta Got Lost” was on its 1974 album "Nightmares" and "Other Tales From the Vinyl Jungle."

3) “Love Stinks” from Love Stinks (1980)

This was the title track of the band’s 1980 comeback album.

4) “Give It to Me” from Bloodshot (1973)

Before “Give It to Me” hit the Top 30, the band’s only appearance in the Top 40 was with a cover of the Valentinos’ 1962 R&B hit “Lookin’ for a Love.”

5) “One Last Kiss” from Sanctuary (1978)

“One Last Kiss” was the band’s hit single, which climbed to No. 35. It marked a commercial rebirth for the band, which lasted till they broke up in 1985.

6) “I Do” from Monkey Island (1977)

“I Do” is one of the band’s best tributes to the 1960s R&B.

7) “Freeze-Frame” from Freeze-Frame (1981)

Like many of the band’s 1980s songs, “Freeze-Frame” replaced the R&B of the band's early days with a pop sheen readymade for Top 40 radio.

8) “(Ain’t Nothin’ but a) Houseparty” from Bloodshot (1973)

The band’s fourth album, Bloodshot, made it to the Top 10 in 1973.

9) “Whammer Jammer” from Live Full House (1972)

The original version of this song was on the band’s second album, 1971’s "The Morning After."

10) “Come Back" from Love Stinks (1980)

The Eurodisco-inspired “Come Back” became an instant hit with the audience.