The J. Geils Band former lead vocalist and frontman Peter Wolf is celebrating hi…
Written by megarock on March 7, 2018
The J. Geils Band former lead vocalist and frontman Peter Wolf is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Peter originally planned a career as an artist, but he got a job in the late 1960s as a disc jockey on Boston FM radio station WBCN and began exploring his interest in blues and rhythm and blues music. He gave himself the nickname “the Wolfa Goofa”, which was sometimes expanded to “the Wolfa Goofa with the Green Teeth” (as mentioned in the intro to the semi-hit “Must Of Got Lost” on J. Geils Band’s Blow Your Face Out album). Later as solo artist he called himself “Woofa Goofa Mama Toofa”.
Wolf, Doug Slade, Joe Clark, Paul Shapiro, and Stephen Jo Bladd formed a group called the Hallucinations who performed with The Velvet Underground, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, and Sun Ra.
Peter then saw the J. Geils Blues Band in concert and quickly joined in 1967. And the rest is, as they say, history.
Happy Birthday Peter!!! Wonder if he still thinks love stinks? Does anyone else think Peter looks a little like Howard Stern in this picture?