R.I.P. to Edward "Buddy" Banks of The Rude Boys
Edward "Buddy" Banks, one of the orginal members of the r&b singing group The Rude Boys has passed. The group was best known for their hit single "Written All Over Your Face" ft Gerald Levert. Rest easy King!
The Rude Boys are a 1990s R&B/vocal group from Cleveland, Ohio. Group first formed by Edward Buddy Banks and co-founded by Joe N Little III. Edward then added Larry Bingo Marcus and Melvin Sephus.
The band's 1990 debut album Rude Awakening, started slow with its first release "Come On Lets Do This" which peaked at #38 on the Billboard R&B charts. However, it was the group's second single, "Written All Over Your Face" that made the group a sensation, as the single topped the R&B charts and also cracked the top 20 on the pop charts. The song showcased the vocals of Joe Little III and Edward "Buddy" Banks, with a cameo appearance by Gerald LeVert; the single rode the charts for 31 weeks, and finally made it to #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It went on to win the 1991 Billboard Music Award for R&B Single of the Year ("Written All Over Your Face").