b. Keith Raymond Crier, 1955, The Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
d. 29th September 2013, The Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
Keith 'Sabu' Crier, bass player for the group's GQ and the Rhythm Makers, has died. He was 58.
Keith passed away on Sunday, the 29th of September 2013. No further details surrounding his death have been released.
Prior to the formation of GQ (a name which stood for 'Good Quality'), Keith was a member of the group the Rhythm Makers, who released the club dancer 'Zone'.
GQ reached No. 1 on the R&B chart with 'Disco Nights (Rock-Freak).'
The song sold a million copies in 1979.
With a sound influenced by the performer, Billy Stewart, their other hits included a version of Billy's evergreen melodies 'Sitting in the Park', along a remake of the singers song 'I Do Love You'.
Keith grew up in the Bronx, and was the son of the R&B singer (and community activist) Arthur Crier.
He was also the uncle of Keith Sweat.
Keith formed his first band in 1968, called Sabu and the Survivors.
The group became the Rhythm Makers in the 1970s, (and featured the group members Emanuel Rahiem Leblanc, Herb Lane and Kenny Banks).
The Rhythm Makers released the album 'Soul on Your Side' in 1976 (which featured 'Zone').
The album's title track performed the basis of the latter chart hit 'Disco Nights'.
GQ disbanded in the Eighties, but later reformed in 1999 releasing the album 'A tribute to Billy Stewart and Marvin Gaye'.