The Darrell Banks Story
Watt's Club Mozambique

Later that evening some of Detroit's top performers, including Motown's Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, staged a benefit for Bank's family.

The Chronicle reported that it "drew a turnaway crowd".

The money gathered established a trust fund for Darrell's children. 

He was survived by Darrell Edward Jr, aged nine, and Bamby Lynn, eight, who were then living with their Mother, Beverly K Simon in California.

Darrell also had five brothers and one sister.

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Darrell Banks Memorial Project
[NOTE ADDED July 2004: Funds have successfully been raised for a memorial bench marker, by internet solicitation, from fans around the world! A memorial bench now adorns his formerly unmarked grave. Please click here for details.]

Thanks to all who donated to the
Darrell Banks Memorial
the project is now fully funded and on Memorial Day 2004 a marker bench was placed on his grave. A dedication will be held on July 17, 2004.



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