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In Memoriam: Keith “Sabu” Crier

GQ Band Promo PhotoKeith “Sabu” Crier, who founded the disco group GQ, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 58.

Crier formed his first band in 1968 under name Sabu & the Survivors, which then became The Rhythm Makers in the 1970s. The band released a single album called Soul on Your Side in 1976, which landed the group the hit track “Zone.” After their popularity struck, the band changed its name to GQ.

Their largest hit came in 1979. “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” reached #1 for two weeks on the R&B Singles chart and sold over a million copies.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sabu.

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