The J. Geils Band -- fronted by singer Peter Wolf -- made their Billboard chart debut on Jan. 30, 1971, when their eponymous album entered the Billboard 200. The group would eventually rack up 15 charting sets on the tally, including the No. 1 album Freeze-Frame, which collected four weeks atop the list in 1982.
The Freeze-Frame set launched the act’s biggest hit single, the Grammy Award-nominated “Centerfold,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. The album spun off two more charting singles: the No. 4-peaking title track and “Angel in Blue,” which reached No. 40.