Paul Sabu was born in 1960: his father was the Indian born film star Sabu Dastagir, often known just as “Sabu,” who was famous for such roles as playing Mowgli in the 1942 production of “Jungle Book.” Great things were expected of his son, but while the senior Sabu’s interests lay in acting, young Paul’s interests were more musical. As such, he started singing, playing guitar, and producing both his own music and other peoples.
The Sabu that came to Heavy Metal Records in the mid 1980s was a four piece band, led by and named for Paul Sabu on Lead Vocals and Guitar, and completed by Rick Bozzo on Bass, Charles J. Esposito on Drums and Dan Ellis on Keyboards. They released the single “Angeline” through the sister label FM-Revolver before releasing “Heartbreak” through Heavy Metal America in 1985. This was the first album Paul produced and engineered himself, and would be the start of an illustrious production career that would see him work with such artists as David Bowie and Alice Cooper.