todayDecember 5, 2023 62

share close


UB40 is a British reggae and pop band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978. The band’s name is derived from the Unemployment Benefit, Form 40, which was a document issued to people claiming unemployment benefits. UB40’s early lineup consisted of brothers Robin Campbell, Ali Campbell, and Brian Travers, along with Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, and Mickey Virtue.

UB40 gained widespread popularity in the 1980s with a series of hit albums and singles that fused reggae with pop and other musical styles. Some of their most well-known songs include “Red Red Wine,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Kingston Town,” and “I Got You Babe” (a collaboration with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders).

Over the years, the band has undergone lineup changes, with Ali Campbell departing in 2008 and being replaced by Duncan Campbell, his brother. UB40 has continued to perform and release music, maintaining a significant fan base globally. The band’s music often addresses social and political issues, and their reggae-influenced sound has left a lasting impact on the music scene.

Written by: admin

Rate it

Similar posts


Daryl Hall and John Oates

Hall and Oates Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history! Beginning as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are today soul survivors in their own rights. They have become such musical influences on future generations of popular artists […]

todayMarch 4, 2024 38

Upcoming Shows

Tell Us!

The Latest Poll

What Your Thoughts Are...

Please Give us Feedback…

How Is Our Song Selection?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Yacht Rock Radio