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Ron Banks Of The “Dramatics” Dead At 58…

The music industry has lost another groundbreaking,irreplaceable talent.

Ron Banks formerly of the Dramatics has died today...

Ron Banks formerly of the Dramatics has died today...

Legendary soul singer Ron Banks of the Dramatic’s passed away of a heart attack . Ron banks was only 58, and one of the founders of the R&B singing group The Dramatics.

Ron Banks was considered to be in good health, and his sudden passing has left his friends ,family, and fans stunned.

The Dramatics originally formed in 1962 as the Dynamics. They changed their name by 1967, when they garnered their first minor hit single, “All Because of You.” However, the group did not break through until their 1971 single, “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get,” which broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. Their first million selling disc “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” was awarded gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. in December 1971.(SOURCE)

Ron Banks was born on 10th of May 1951 in Detroit, Michigan.

“Me and Mrs Jones” and their breakthrough hit ‘What You See is What You Get” are classic R&B tunes that provided the soundtrack to a lot of my life, and I thank Mr Banks for that…he will be missed.

Rest in peace Ron Banks…

The their heyday...

The their heyday...


Detroit Free Press

One Response to “Ron Banks Of The “Dramatics” Dead At 58…”

  1. The entertainment world has suffered a great loss with the sudden death of Ron Banks. I can only offer my condolences and my Prayers for his family and friends. Although I never knew Ron personally, I feel as though I do. For the many years that I have been a DJ in Houston, TX., I have enjoyed the privilege of playing all of the Dramatics many Hits. Thank you Ron Banks, for all of the wonderful songs and concerts.

    God Bless!

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