Q (1970s band)

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Q was a disco group formed in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA. They released an album on Epic Records entitled Dancin' Man in 1977, which was successful. The group featured two members from Jaggerz, a hit-making group from the early 1970s. The title track from the album was released as a single and was successful in the US, becoming a Top 40 hit.

Commercial success[edit]

Q released a single, titled "Dancin' Man," in Spring 1977 (the B side was entitled "Love Pollution");[1] spurred on by regional airplay[2] and a full-page ad taken out in Billboard magazine,[3] the single became a Top 30 hit in the US, peaking at number 23.[4] In the UK, though not a national hit, in London the song reached number 8 on Capital Radio's 'Capital Countdown' Top 40 in May 1977.

Q's debut album, also titled "Dancin' Man," was less successful, reaching #140 on the Billboard 200.[5] The group's second single, "Sweet Summertime," stalled out at number 107 in the US, essentially rendering the group a one-hit wonder.[5]


  • Don Garvin - guitar, vocals
  • Robert Peckman - bass, vocals
  • Bill Thomas - keyboards, vocals
  • Bill Vogel - drums, vocals


  1. ^ "Q (36) – Dancin' Man". Discogs. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Mar 26, 1977 (page 25)". Google Books. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Apr 23, 1977 (page 19)". Google Books. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2010). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (9th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 530. 
  5. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (April 15, 2007). The Billboard Albums: Includes Every Album That Made the Billboard 200 Chart (6th ed.). Weymouth: Record Research. ISBN 9780898201666. 

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