J. Geils Band poised for battle over who owns the name

As Peter Wolf crouched over the microphone at the front of the stage, guitarist J. Geils stood next to him, eyes closed, playing the frantic refrain of “Lookin’ for a Love” to a delirious Fenway Park crowd.

The sold-out concert in 2010 was a triumph for the J. Geils Band, the venerable Boston rockers who had broken up years before but now, older and wiser and motivated by a desire to make some money, were setting aside their differences to put on a show.

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