[1] UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. [5], —UB40 vocalist Ali Campbell interview with the BBC in 2018. [2] During their three-decade long career, they have been performing sell-out shows worldwide and headlining the Reggae Sunsplash music festival in Jamaica, as well as spreading reggae to Russia, South America, etc. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Duncan Campbell, current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. "I was the only professional spoon player in the country registered with the Musicians' Union – until they registered me as a vocalist," said Campbell. The 62-year-old is currently recovering in hospital, with a … The new album Silhouette, featuring the trio, was set for release on 6 October 2014. UB40 at 40 Live in Birmingham DVD + 2CD limited edition package celebrating our 40th anniversary at our hometown Christmas show at the Birmingham NIA. [4], The band's line-up 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. Duncan Campbell, lead singer of reggae band UB40, has been hospitalised after a stroke, with a spokesperson saying the group are hoping he makes a “speedy recovery.” Priest had joined UB40 on their arena tour in 2007, culminating in sell-out shows at the NEC Birmingham in December. UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke (Picture: Getty) UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke. It was originally stated that this was in order for Campbell to concentrate on solo projects, but Campbell later said he was leaving due to management and business disputes. [3] The name "UB40" was selected in reference to a form issued to people claiming unemployment benefits from the UK government's Department of Employment. [14] The remaining seven members released a statement saying: "Ali made a very simple decision; he chose to pursue and put his solo career over and above continuing to work with UB40 after February 2008. Once Robin had joined the others in their jamming sessions, the eight musicians formed a band, deciding on the name 'UB40' after a friend suggested it was an appropriate name given the unemployed status of all of the band members. Falconer also co-founded the UK bass label Circus Records alongside Flux Pavilion, Doctor P and DJ Swan-E. Falconer attended St. Benedict's junior school and Mosely Road School of Art. UB40 collaborators include: Pato Banton, Madness, Bitty McLean, Chrissie Hynde, Maxi Priest, Robert Palmer, Hunterz, Japanese artist Mikidozan, French artist Nuttea, Lady Saw, Afrika Bambaataa, 808 State. Like the rest of UB40, he still lives in the City of Birmingham. With 214 weeks spent on the UK singles charts over the course of the 1980s, UB40 and Madness hold the record for most weeks spent by a group in the 1980s UK singles charts. The ethnic make-up of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Wel… When asked why he did not join UB40 in 1978, he joked because they were "crap"[45] and that he "was too smart for them and he knew that they would get nowhere". [2] The ethnic make-up of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Welsh, Irish, Jamaican, Scottish and Yemeni parentage. UB40 UBTV..Christmas Special..Anant Shah asks Duncan... 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The album featured the song "Red Red Wine", a cover version of a Neil Diamond song (in an arrangement similar to that of Tony Tribe's version); it stayed on the charts for over 100 weeks. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell (died 1453/4), Scottish nobleman and politician; Sir Duncan Campbell, 2nd Baronet, MP for Argyllshire 1628–43; Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell (c. 1682–1765), MP for Argyllshire, 1747–54 [51], In January 2014, Astro, with other former UB40 members Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue, announced plans to reform and record under the UB40 name. Norman Hassan said of the recording: "if you stripped my track down, you could hear the birds in the background." What happens to your body in extreme heat? UB40's Brian Travers diagnosed with brain tumour, Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? The 62-year-old, who replaced his brother Ali as frontman for the band in 2008, is said to be in recovery and is "up and about". 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) who took action against the group containing Campbell, Virtue, and Astro over usage of the band name, due to it being used by both parties. Duncan Campbell (13 February 1898 - 28 March 1972) was a Scottish Evangelist, who is best known for being a leader in the Lewis Awakening or Hebrides Revival, a mid-20th century religious revival in the Scottish Hebrides Early life. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. The Red Red Wine singer - who replaced his brother as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008 - … Their first gig took place on 9 February 1979 at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham for a friend's birthday party. The reports are half correct he will be appearing with them for this new recording. While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the Family’s privacy pic.twitter.com/l8d8lbxJgG. Stroke: UB40's new singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke (pictured in July 2018) Ali has been highly critical of … Duncan Campbell UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Campbell, a former professional spoon player, became lead singer of UB40 when his brother Ali left the group in 2008. [23], UB40 announced that after completing a coast-to-coast 2010 American tour they would be playing a nationwide UK tour of theatres in October/November 2010 performing their seminal album Signing Off, in full, along with a second set of popular UB40 songs. A plaque was placed at the Hare & Hounds Pub in Birmingham, England, the location where they played their first gig. However, he turned it down at the time, and said that he "wouldn't get the chance in another 30 years". In a statement, the Birmingham-based … Duncan Campbell, current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Duncan Campbell is the current lead singer of UB40 Credit: Getty - Contributor Who is Duncan Campbell? They were soon joined by several of their friends, firstly percussionists Yomi Babayemi and Norman Hassan, and then saxophonist Brian Travers and keyboardist Jimmy Lynn. (AP) UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke at the age of 62. Duncan is the second Campbell sibling to front the longstanding Birmingham band. After starting off as percussionist in 1978, he learned the trombone in 1981, when the band decided to add a brass section. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. Who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, is “ up about! 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