Over the course of 40 years in the music business, iconic 1970s outfit UB40 have become one of the most influential artists in the history of British reggae; having crafted 18 studio albums, sold over 70 million records and released 50 singles. Creating songs that defined a generation, the group have also been honoured with four Grammy nominations, an Ivor Novello Award and sales that mark them as one of the bestselling bands of all time.
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UB40: legendary British reggae group who have influenced so many
Formed in 1978 in a Birmingham welfare line, the group named themselves after a British unemployment benefit form and brought their first instruments with compensation money after a bar fight. The original founders of the group were brothers Robin and Ali Campbell (guitar, lead vocals), bassist Earl Falconer, keyboardist Mickey Virtue, saxophonist Brian Travers, drummer Jim Brown, percussionist Norman Hassan and rapper Terence 'Astro' Wilson. This diverse group of musicians, originating from England, Scotland, Ireland, Jamaica and Yemen were influenced by genres such as reggae, ska, blues, rock and folk. Their unique sound captured the attention of the public when their hit "Red Red Wine" reached number one in the UK charts.
With politically charged songs like "Madame Medusa", the group achieved great success in England and America, enjoying a number of platinum-selling albums. While the group wrote much of their own material, they are perhaps best known for their incredible cover songs like Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love", Al Green's "Here I am (Come and Take Me)" and The Temptations "The Way You Do the Things You Do".
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