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Bill Banks of Virginia Breeze

By Susan M. Thigpen © 1983-2012

Issue: October, 1983

You might be listening to your radio and hear a new group singing a new song. It might just be VIRGINIA BREEZE and the song from their first album, “HAPPY…SAD…GOOD… & BAD COLLECTION.”

We’re proud that they are from our area. Bill Banks is the lead singer backed by Rick Hill and Mike Bridges. All the songs on the album are originals, with the lyrics being written by Nadine Rupert and the music to all but one song written by Nadine’s cousin and lead singer, Bill Banks.

The record album is available at the Mountain House Restaurant in Meadows of Dan, Virginia or by mail to Nadine Rupert, NA-RU Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 237, Kingsville, MD 21087. There will soon be 5-color T-shirts available also, with Virginia Breeze on them, so look for them too. Remember the name Virginia Breeze. You may be hearing a lot from them soon!