Peter Wolf’s Birthday – March 7th, 1946
Posted 3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Peter Wolf’s Birthday – March 7th, 1946


Conversation Starters

  • Happy Birthday Peter Wolf! What’s your favorite tune from the J. Geils Band?
  • Peter Wolf, frontman for the J. Geils Band, celebrates a birthday today! Have you ever had the chance to see them in concert?
  • Happy Birthday going out to Peter Wolf! Do you own any of his solo records?

Fast Facts

  • Wolf received a grant to attend the Boston Museum school of Fine Arts
  • He was a disc jockey on WBCN-FM, and was the host of the show The All-Night House Party
  • While working in radio, he gave himself the nickname “Woolfa Goofa” or sometimes “Woolfa Goofa with the Green Teeth”, which resulted in his stage name “Peter Wolf”
  • While still a student, he joined a band called the Hallucinations, and performed with John Lee Hooker, the Velvet Underground and Muddy Waters
  • Wolf joined the J. Geils band in 1967 as the lead singer
  • The band once performed as special guest with the Rolling Stones
  • Their first hit single was “Centerfold” in the early 80s
  • Wolf and  J. Geils keyboardist Seth Justman were responsible for writing most of the J. Geils Band’s hit songs
  • Wolf left the band in 1983 following the release of Freeze Frame, citing creative differences
  • He toured with the Royal Soul Review in 1998
  • His 1998 album, Fool’s Parade, is considered one of the 50 most Influential Recorded Albums of the decade by Rolling Stone
  • In 2008, Wolf toured with Kid Rock and Rev Run of Run DMC on the Rock and Roll Revival Tour
  • His Sleepless album is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time
  • Wolf co-writes much of his solo material with lyricist Will Jennings
  • Wolf periodically returns to his first love, art, by painting scenes from his favorite artists
  • He has returned to the J. Geils Band as the lead singer periodically, most notably in 2010 when the band played a sold-out show with Aerosmith at Boston’s Fenway Park


  • Born Peter Blankfield on in Bronx, NY on March 7, 1946
  • He was married to Faye Dunaway (1974-1979)
  • He was roommates with filmmaker David Lynch in college


  • Solo
    • Lights Out (1984)
    • Come As you Are (1987)
    • Up to No Good (1990)
    • Long Line (1996)
    • Fool’s Parade (1998)
    • Sleepless (2002)
    • Midnight Souvenirs (2010)
    • J. Geils Band
      • The J. Geils Band (1970)
      • The Morning After (1971)
      • Bloodshot (1973)
      • Ladies Invented (1973)
      • Nightmares…and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle (1974)
      • Hotline (1975)
      • Blow Your Face Out (1976)
      • Monkey Island (1977)
      • Sanctuary (1978)
      • Love Stinks (1980)
      • Freeze Frame (1981)
      • Showtime! (1982)
      • You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Odd (1984)

RIAA (with J. Geils Band)

  • Bloodshot- Gold (1973)
  • Full House- Gold (1974)
  • Sanctuary- Gold (1979)
  • Love Stinks- Gold (1980)
  • Freeze Frame- Platinum (1982)
  • Centerfold- Gold (1982)
  • Showtime- Gold (1983)

Awards (with J. Geils Band)

  • Billboard Top 200 Album
    • Freeze Frame- #1
    • Billboard Top 100 Singles
      • “Centerfold”- #1




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