This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal group, specializing in romantic ballads, but ably made the transition to the disco era in the late 70s with aggressive dance numbers. They made their debut on the charts with a minor R&B hit in 1967, All Because Of You, which, as with all their releases in the 60s, was issued on a small Detroit label. Around 1968, Reed and Davis were replaced by William Wee Gee Howard and Willie Ford (b. 10 July 1950), respectively. The reshaped quintets fortunes flourished when Detroit producers Don Davis and Tony Hestor took command of their career and the group signed to the...
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