Playing next. This was commemorated in October 2011 by the unveiling of a plaque at the venue, indicating the band receiving the Performing Rights Society's Music Heritage Award. [1], In October 2011, UB40 were commemorated with a Heritage Award, a ceremonial plaque from the UK's PRS for Music. We grew up in the same streets, the same areas we came in and that’s what we played.”, UB40 released their newest album For The Many in March. Their two most successful albums, Labour of Love (1983) and Promises and Lies (1993), reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. The Campbell Brothers imbued this musical history, following the pathway father and folk singer Ian Campbell laid for them. リリースのクレジット、レビュー、トラックを確認し、購入。 Barcode (Scanned): 5012981991418 Barcode (Texts): 5 012981 991418 Label Code (On label): LC 3098 Label Code (On sleeve): LC 3890 It’s amazing, the new stuff doesn’t get much airplay, but we have huge amounts of fans who want to see us play. “Of course it is [to do with Labour], we really liked the slogan, he [Jeremy Corbyn] said he’d be delighted if we used it. He sang his first lead vocal on Labour of Love. Following England's victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup it reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart. UB40 ist eine populäre multinationale Reggae- und Popband aus Großbritannien. [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. “It certainly is not,” Robin replies. UB40's Ali Campbell has claimed his former bandmates - including his two brothers 'betrayed' him and that the famous reggae group will never … Robin Campbell was born on December 25, 1954 in Birmingham, England. View the profiles of people named Robin Campbell. In 2003, UB40 and the United Colours of Sound recorded "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" as the official anthem for the England national rugby union team. Your Robin Campbell stock images are ready. “Forty-one years, we started in 1978, that was when we formed the band. Norman Lamont Hassan was born in Birmingham to Yemeni and Welsh parents, and attended Park Hill School in the city. [40], All three of their UK number one hits and four of their five US top ten hits were cover versions. [28] 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. He said of his brother's singing, "I sat back for five years and watched my brother Duncan murdering my songs. [47] In August 2020, Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke.[48]. “Every single band “There are millions of friends and relatives who come to see us. UB40 star Brian Travers has revealed he has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, forcing him to miss the group’s 40 th anniversary UK tour. They used it in a Sharon Stone movie, I can’t remember the name of.”, It all started in Birmingham, a Midlands city which gifted W.H. Why did Ali Campbell quit UB40? Robin Campbell, Soundtrack: Something Wild. Border Crossings host Larry London interviewed Robin Campbell via our London bureau about UB40's recently released reggae album "For the Many." [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. If the title sounds familiar, it should be. Robin Campbell, who was at first reluctant to join, was invited by his brother. "[19] In April 2008, the BBC reported that Campbell was to be replaced in the band by his brother Duncan, with reggae singer Maxi Priest also bolstering the line-up on tour. Join Facebook to connect with Robin Campbell and others you may know. Få förstklassiga, högupplösta nyhetsfoton på Getty Images Ali Campbell was "disappointed but didn't object" to him joining UB40. Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro in 2015. Once Robin had joined, the eight musicians formed a band. Norman Lamont Hassan (born 26 January 1958) is a British musician of Yemeni and Welsh descent who is best known as being a member of UB40 since its foundation in 1978. DUNCAN Campbell is best known for being the new lead singer of hit band UB40. The band featuring original singer Robin Campbell are about to head out on tour fittingly playing forty gigs. Where we were, it was a multi-racial area. He is an actor, known for Something Wild (1986), Dare to Be Different (2017) and UB40: Food for Thought (1980). Vi skulle vilja visa dig en beskrivning här men webbplatsen du tittar på tillåter inte detta. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. A statement from the band said the 62-year-old, from Birmingham, is … When reggae music was invented, it made total sense to me. She was the one who exposed to the world, she’d just had Brass In Pocket. Report. Far Out Meets: UB40 guitarist Robin Campbell to discuss new music, Jeremy Corbyn and more Songwriting guitarist Robin Campbell is one of UB40’s long-standing members, having steered the group through its varied and various permutations, with singing brothers Ali and Duncan Campbell in tow. Robin Campbell of UB40 performs on stage at Wembley Stadium, on July 4th, 1984 in London, England. Die Band hatte eine Reihe von Hits, darunter Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe, Can’t Help Falling in Love und Kingston Town. The group’s saxophonist was taken to hospital last Tuesday after suffering a seizure at his home, with subsequent brain scans revealing two tumours. [6], The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, England. [27] In 2013 a new album, Getting Over the Storm was announced, their first since 2010 and Labour of Love IV. Download all free or royalty-free photos and vectors. The new album Silhouette, featuring the trio, was set for release on 6 October 2014. 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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Pato Banton Featuring Ali* And Robin Campbell Of UB40* Pato Banton Featuring Ali* And Robin Campbell Of UB40* - Baby Come Back (CD, Single) Virgin, Virgin … Always amazing to play there. “It’s forty-one actually.” he chuckles. He has wide-ranging musical tastes, from reggae to soul to opera. When we did ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, it was for a Nicolas Cage film. [3], Their hit singles include their debut "Food for Thought" and two Billboard Hot 100 number ones with "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Their first gig took place on 9 February 1979 at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham for a friend's birthday party. Their love of ska, reggae and early lovers rock inspired such original tracks as "King", "Madam Medusa", "Food for Thought", "Signing Off" and "One in Ten". [15] Mickey Virtue departed shortly afterwards citing the same issues that Campbell had as reasons for his departure. [16], It was reported by some Birmingham newspapers on 13 March 2008, that Maxi Priest would be the new lead singer of UB40 and had recorded a cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" with the band, based on information from an unnamed "source close to the band." We know that she is in a very critical condition, and not [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. 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". Picture: Getty The wristbands also included the Dub Sessions remix album and photos. As UB40 grew in popularity, they encouraged and supported local musicians and bands from Birmingham, such as Beshara, often bringing them on tour. [13], On 24 January 2008 it was announced that Ali Campbell would be leaving the group after 30 years. birminghampost Robin Campbell) Don't Go Don't Try This At Home (Ali Campbell feat. In ihren Texten schneiden UB40 häufig soziale Themen wie Rassismus oder Arbeitslosigkeit an. Earl Acton Falconer[49] (born 23 January 1959 in Meriden, Warwickshire) is a British bass player and singer in UB40. O grupo surgiu em 1978 numa fila da Segurança Social Britânica e extraiu o seu nome de um impresso do fundo de desemprego. Duncan sang on Getting Over The Storm, he sang on the last album with Ali. Robin Campbell (politician) (born 1955), politician in Alberta, Canada Robin Campbell (musician), musician with UB40 This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name. In the eighties, it would probably have gotten loads of airplay, but we see the massive views on YouTube for the songs. A month later UB40's classic lineup was rounded out with the inclusion of percussionist and vocalist Astro. As autumn turns to winter, thoughts turn to Christmas, as merchandising and markets open their gates to Santa filled decorations and designs. However, he turned it down at the time, and said that he "wouldn't get the chance in another 30 years". [41], Terence Wilson (born 24 June 1957 in Birmingham), better known by his stage name Astro, is a British musician, rapper, and toaster, who was part of UB40 from 1979 until he left the group in November 2013. [10], After great success in the UK, UB40's popularity in the US was established when they released Labour of Love, an album of cover songs, in 1983. UB40’s album was also planned as a set of collaborations. UB40 - Robin Campbell with James Prochowski on Top Gear. I’ve never had any problems with her. We did forty-odd shows on the road, in America. Robin Campbell (musician), musician with UB40 Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term This disambiguation page … 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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell … It’s as simple as that". Eftersom de flesta var arbetslösa valdes namnet UB40 efter arbetsförmedlingens blankett nummer UB40 (Unemployment Benefit, Form 40). [44], Campbell sang in a harmony group with his brothers as children and performed with their father on stage. [7][8], This lineup of the band lasted long enough to play their first show at the Hare & Hounds pub in Kings Heath in February 1979 and one other, before the band underwent its first lineup change in the form of Babyemi and Lynn leaving the band and Mickey Virtue joining in place of Lynn. When we congratulate him on forty triumphant years, he immediately corrects us. Unbelievable! The album was in the charts for only two weeks reaching number 24. [citation needed] It failed to reach the Top 75 in the UK, which was a first, as all their official albums had previously made the Top 50 on the UK Albums Chart. Ali Campbell (UB40's former vocalist) (writer) Robin Campbell (writer) Jim Brown (UB40 drummer) (writer) Earl Falconer (writer) Norman Hassan (writer) Brian Travers (writer) Michael Virtue (writer) Terence Wilson (aka Astro of UB40) (writer) In 1987 Ray "Pablo" Falconer, producer of UB40 music, died in a car crash. “We’re doing the Christmas show in Birmingham, always great to go back there. 3:47. Photo of Robin CAMPBELL and Ali CAMPBELL and UB40, Ali & Robin Campbell at 'Night Of The Proms' Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Why did Ali Campbell quit UB40? It’s been hectic recently celebrating. Martin and Laurence have been in the band for over 20 years, and Tony Mullings joined in 2008. Discogs: 1989 Vinyl, Labour Of Love II. Trivia (1) [53] In February, with the current group known as UB40 and the newly formed group with Astro as a member both due to perform in Dubai on the same day, the new group announced a name change to UB40 Reunited. Duncan Campbell (Ali and Robin Campbell’s brother) joined the band when Ali left in 2008. There were black, Asian, Jamaican and Indian people. Photo of Robin Campbell for fans of UB40 1264251. Join Facebook to connect with Robin Campbell and others you may know. UB40 brothers Robin and Duncan Campbell have opened their hearts about the bitter family rift with their sibling and former lead singer Ali. The announcement of the tour follows the success of the band's latest Top 30 album, Getting Over The Storm, which was awarded BBC Radio 2's 'Album of the Week' accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK's music press on its release in September 2013. It was recorded in a bedsit in Birmingham and was produced by Bob Lamb. This highly political piece of work is a perfect look at our current time...– Ouça o Deep Dive - Robin Campbell on UB40's For The Many (2019) de The Hustle instantaneamente no seu tablet, telefone ou navegador - sem fazer qualquer download. It was the beginning of the tour, we produced and recorded the music, she added the great vocal performances [‘I Got You Babe’]. We had already done the music, but he brought songs that suited them.”. Many people turn to their homes come December and that’s exactly where UB40 are headed. [21] Their next release, on EMI, was a collection called Love Songs, which was a compilation of hits mainly from the Labour of Love series and all featuring Ali Campbell on vocals – it reached number 3 in the UK. UB40's first single, "King"/"Food for Thought" was released on Graduate Records, a local independent label run by David Virr. UB40 has been touring the rest of the world during the interim, and Campbell lays blame for the group's North American absence on former singer, and his younger brother, Ali Campbell. Play on TIDAL or open in our Desktop app Share. [9] UB40 caught their first break when Chrissie Hynde saw them at a pub and gave them an opportunity as a support act to her band, The Pretenders. Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro in 2015. The title of their first album, Signing Off, indicates the band was signing off from, or ending, their claim for unemployment benefits. Mick Hucknall) Big Love Cold Around My Heart Devoted To You (Ali Campbell feat. To coincide, on 1 November 2010 a remastered 2CD+DVD of Signing Off was released as a '30th Anniversary Special Edition'. It was at his father's folk club "Jug O' Punch" that Ali Campbell made his singing debut with Dave Swarbrick's daughter, Suss, singing "Why Does It have To Be Me?". [29] On 22 November 2013 Astro announced in a statement that he had left the band, describing it as a "rudderless ship" and criticising the "serious lack of communication between the band and management" and the country-orientated direction of their latest album. [11], Their most successful worldwide single release is their reggae/pop version of "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You", which was the main title to the 1993 Sharon Stone movie Sliver; it was a number one hit across Europe and in the US. On 30 April 2008, UB40 unveiled Duncan as their new lead singer. Robin Campbell was born on December 25, 1954 in Birmingham, England. Their backdrop fused reggae beats with lyrical presentation, showcasing a contentment for the genre seventies peers The Police and The Specials shared. We are honored to bring back UB40 founding member Robin Campbell to talk about the band's latest album For The Many from 2019. [26] Former member Ali Campbell was also declared bankrupt. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images He is also a fan of the local football club Birmingham City. We did that Albert Hall show last year to celebrate the forty years, and then there were more shows to go. Like the rest of UB40, he still lives in the City of Birmingham. His brother, Earl Falconer, the band's bassist, was driving with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. UB40 and the English ska band Madness hold the record for most weeks spent by a group in the UK singles chart during the 1980s, with 214 weeks each. 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. Fans say its a throwback album, the last one was more country. Join Facebook to connect with Robin Campbell and others you may know. In November 2013, UB40 revealed dates in anticipation of their UK Tour in early 2014. 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. [12] UB40 are featured in the 1988 film The Yob. Three years later UB40 performed at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert 1986. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. In 1995 they covered the Stevie Wonder song "Superstition" for the Eddie Murphy movie Vampire in Brooklyn and it appears on their album The Best of UB40 – Volume Two which they released that year. He also worked as a casino manager in Barbados, ran a fish and chip shop in Perth, Australia, and has worked as an actor.[44]. [21] The band toured the US, which included their first show at the Hollywood Bowl. “As you say Birmingham, all different kinds of music. It was the moment that summed up the spirit of Birmingham - UB40 star Robin Campbell rocking up at New Street Railway Station wearing a pair of … UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. Add interesting content and earn coins Pato Banton Featuring Ali* And Robin Campbell Of UB40* Pato Banton Featuring Ali* And Robin Campbell Of UB40* - Baby Come Back ‎ (CD, Single) Virgin, Virgin: VSCDT 1522, 7243 8 92626 2 9: UK: 1994: Sell This Version On another street, you’d be in a heavy metal band. Robin Campbell's 30 years with UB40 In their 30 years together, the last two must go down as one of the busiest and most traumatic periods in UB40’s history. Current bandmate Robin Campbell is also his brother, and he is the son of the late folk singer Ian Campbell. [1] UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Robin Campbell is on Facebook. If Campbell describes the clash of projects as surmountable, the same cannot be said of his problems with those running the band’s business affairs. UB40 toured South Africa in July 2007 and headlined the Live Earth concert at the Cradle of Humankind, near Johannesburg. [32] Ali Campbell was highly critical of his replacement in UB40, stating "I sat back for five years and watched my brother Duncan murdering my songs. Robin Campbell of UB40 performs on stage at Wembley Stadium, on July 4th, 1984 in London, England. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band's version of "I Got You Babe". Earl was sentenced to six months imprisonment in June 1988 and banned from driving for three years. Wood of Om Namah Shivaya Jason Campbell Robin Campbell. [22], In 2009 the band released the first new album with their new lead singer Duncan Campbell; another in the Labour of Love cover series entitled Labour of Love IV. The singer, 61, left the band in 2008 after a dispute with management and now performs under the name UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. We're saving the legacy". It reached No. Earl's wife Kim has been admitted into hospital following a brain haemorrhage. [17][18] Another local newspaper reporting that Maxi Priest would be the new UB40 frontman, also included a statement from band spokesman Gerard Franklyn which contradicted this claim: "Maxi is collaborating with the band to record material but no decision has been made to replace Ali Campbell with one definitive singer. Listen | Print. All my Jamaican friends got the connection with the country. [25] In October 2011 Travers, Wilson, Hassan and Brown were declared bankrupt. “People always say she’s difficult, but really she’s a pussycat. When the group launched he didn’t think UB40 would be successful! “Whoever wrote that should be shot! A new album, For The Many, has just been released too. [3], The origins of what would become UB40 began when in mid-1978 guitarist Ali Campbell, together with the rhythm section of drummer Jimmy Brown and bassist Earl Falconer, began rehearsing charting reggae songs in addition to some of their own original compositions. The current UB40 line-up (Robin Campbell third from right) “Because it was our first single, Food For Thought was obviously a big landmark for us. They were the first fans and they still come. The album reached No. It entered the UK Albums Chart on 2 October 1980, and spent 71 weeks in total on the chart. Ali, Astro & Mickey) All Right Now Baby Come Back (Pato Banton feat. This year UB40 celebrate 40 years together. 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