“Ub40 Red Red Wine”

12 May

UB40 is a British reggae/pop band formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.[1] One of the world’s best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records.[2] The ethnic makeup of the band’s original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican parentage.
Their hit singles include their debut “Food for Thought” and two US Billboard Hot 100 number ones with “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band’s version of “I Got You Babe”.

The band’s lineup was stable for nearly 29 years, from March 1979 until January 2008, when frontman Ali Campbell left the band; followed shortly thereafter by keyboardist Mickey Virtue. Another member, Astro, remained with the band until November 2013; when he departed the original band to team up with Campbell and Virtue in a new version of UB40. In 2014, legal advice was sought by the original band (now consisting of remaining co-founding members drummer Jimmy Brown, guitarist Robin Campbell, bassist Earl Falconer, percussionist Norman Hassan, and saxophonist Brian Travers, along with new vocalist Duncan Campbell) against the group containing Campbell, Virtue, and Astro over usage of the band name, due to it being used by both parties.[3]


Posted by on May 12, 2017 in male vocal group, music


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4 responses to ““Ub40 Red Red Wine”

  1. trulyunplugged

    March 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I just love this song! Thanks for sharing :)


  2. America On Coffee

    March 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Oh I love it too, trulyunplugged! Glad to share these music memories!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. yassy

    May 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I used to hear this a lot


  4. America On Coffee

    May 13, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Changing times and changing wines, So happy to share these great songs with you! Thanks so very much for dropping in & commenting! Lc%

    Liked by 1 person


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