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[20], The band released their next album, TwentyFourSeven, UB40's last with their classic lineup, by way of a free insert in The Mail on Sunday's 4 May 2008 issue. The original lead singer has been known to criticise his replacement, and has said watching his brother perform the band's songs "makes my skin crawl". For other inquiries, Contact Us. [1], In October 2011, UB40 were commemorated with a Heritage Award, a ceremonial plaque from the UK's PRS for Music. A reunion by The Supreme is up to former lead singer Diana Ross, says Mary Wilson. UB40's 2010 release, Labour of Love IV, introduced Ali's brother Duncan as the group's new lead singer. A statement from the band said the 62-year-old, from Birmingham, is “up and about” and doing well. [37], The Campbell brothers are the sons of the late folk musician, Ian Campbell. [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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell, 62, rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke UB40's lead singer Duncan Campbell was "up and about" in hospital as he made his recovery following a stroke - … Duncan replaced his brother Ali Campbell as the lead singer of UB40 in 2008. 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. Earl was sentenced to six months imprisonment in June 1988 and banned from driving for three years. [39], UB40 are one of the most commercially successful reggae acts of all time in terms of record sales (over 70 million), chart positions and touring schedule. 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. The worrying news was announced by his fellow UB40 members, though the group were quick to assure fans that 62-year-old Campbell was already “up and about”. Duncan Campbell became the lead singer for UB40 after his brother Ali Campbell left the band in 2008. "We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a … It came after Ali quit over a disagreement about management. 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. [26] Former member Ali Campbell was also declared bankrupt. On August 4, 2020, it was revealed that Duncan was recovering in hospital after he had a stroke. "We look forward to seeing you all on the road next spring. It reached No. [30] Astro joined former UB40 members Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue on stage at the indigO2 Arena in London on 6 December 2013,[31] and on 17 January 2014 the trio announced on their website that they were in the studio recording new music. Norman Lamont Hassan was born in Birmingham to Yemeni and Welsh parents, and attended Park Hill School in the city. The 62-year-old is the current lead singer of British reggae band UB40. ", Matt Hancock to hold a press conference at 5pm TONIGHT, Boris warns all UK arrivals face paying for self-isolation for 10 days, Boris Johnson confirms some UK lockdown rules could be lifted in THREE WEEKS, Frank Lampard SACKED by Chelsea with Thomas Tuchel favourite to take charge, MP SWITCHES OFF camera and storms off GMB in furious Covid row with Piers, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. [52] The band released their new song, "Reggae Music" as a free download in January 2014. He is also a fan of the local football club Birmingham City. UB40's lead singer Campbell is a crossword puzzle clue. The title of their first album, Signing Off, indicates the band was signing off from, or ending, their claim for unemployment benefits. A month later UB40's classic lineup was rounded out with the inclusion of percussionist and vocalist Astro. [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. Married 1984-1990 to Jim Kerr. [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. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 68. 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. "While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the Family’s privacy as he works his way back to what we all hope will be a strong and speedy recovery. Three years later UB40 performed at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert 1986. [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. [6], The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, England. He has wide-ranging musical tastes, from reggae to soul to opera. The album reached No. He was a professional spoon player. 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. Their sound was created and honed through many long jam sessions at various locations in Birmingham.[3]. [47] In August 2020, Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke.[48]. "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 photos come as Nicole continues to live it up on her Turks and Caicos vacation with her boyfriend Thom Evans. Duncan Campbell took over as UB40’s lead singer in 2008, and the pair remain estranged. 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. He was previously offered the role of lead singer in the 1970s but turned it down. On 24 January 2008, UB40 lead singer Ali Campbell announced that he was leaving the band after a dispute with the management; UB40 announced that they would carry on. Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) is 53. image caption Campbell replaced his brother Ali as UB40's lead singer in 2008 Duncan Campbell, current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. TV chef Paula Deen is 74. Campbell replaced his brother Ali as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008, after Ali quit over a disagreement about management. Robin Campbell, although initially reluctant to commit to forming a band with the others, was invited to join once again by his brother and bought a guitar with which to do so in December of that year. UB40 lead singer Duncan Campbell was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke.. View our online Press Pack. DUNCAN Campbell is best known for being the new lead singer of hit band UB40. To coincide, on 1 November 2010 a remastered 2CD+DVD of Signing Off was released as a '30th Anniversary Special Edition'. [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. [7][8] Before some of them could play their instruments, Ali Campbell and Brian Travers travelled around Birmingham promoting the band, putting up UB40 posters. Campbelll became the lead singer of UB40 back in 2008 after his brother Ali Campbell left the group. UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. Tickets range from R460 - … Current bandmate Robin Campbell is also his brother, and he is the son of the late folk singer Ian Campbell. It entered the UK Albums Chart on 2 October 1980, and spent 71 weeks in total on the chart. It’s as simple as that". [34], In December 2014 Ali Campbell claimed that he would be prepared to go to the High Court in London over the matter rather than settle out of court. 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. Big Love, UB40. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Ali Campbell, former UB40 lead singer The band will be in Cape Town on 15 May at Grand Arena, GrandWest and in Pretoria on 19 May at Sun Arena, Time Square. The lead singer of Culture, Joseph Hill was one of the key figures who helped make reggae popular worldwide thanks to a series of 70s albums that entranced punks, hippies and roots folk alike. Duncan was offered the position of lead singer in 1978. Crossword Clue The crossword clue Former UB40 lead singer Campbell with 3 letters was last seen on the December 12, 2017.We think the likely answer to this clue is ALI.Below are all possible answers to this clue ordered by its rank. [15] Mickey Virtue departed shortly afterwards citing the same issues that Campbell had as reasons for his departure. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Actor Shelley Fabares is 77. The 62-year-old is recovering in hospital, with a statement from the band confirming he is ‘already up and about’. This led to a backlash when the full 17-track version was released 21 June 2008, and most of the big retailers refused to stock it. [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. New York-born George Weiss was a prolific songwriter in the '40s, '50s '60s and '70s. BRIT Certified. Following England's victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup it reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart. His brother, Earl Falconer, the band's bassist, was driving with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. [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. 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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Duncan and Ali's brother Robin Campbell is also a member of the original UB40. [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. [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. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. 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]. They also released a remastered two-CD/DVD version of Signing Off as a 30th Anniversary Special Edition, which the band toured across America and Europe. Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. https://www.facebook.com/rickroll548Reddit AMA: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/mx53y/i_am_youtube_user_cotter548_aka_the_inventor_of/As long … TV chef Paula Deen is 74. Meanwhile, Ali is said to be in talks to star in a UB40 film, which would tell his story of growing up in Birmingham and starting the band. 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. [25] In October 2011 Travers, Wilson, Hassan and Brown were declared bankrupt. [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." 4 on the UK Singles Chart. However, he turned it down at the time, and said that he "wouldn't get the chance in another 30 years". They have performed twice at the Night of the Proms, in 2000 and in 2006. When Duncan was once asked in a YouTube interview why he did not originally join UB40 in 1978, he joked because they were "c***" and that he "was too smart for them and he knew that they would get nowhere". UB40 toured South Africa in July 2007 and headlined the Live Earth concert at the Cradle of Humankind, near Johannesburg. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Duncan Campbell is the current lead singer of UB40, Reggae band UB40 performs iconic hit 'Red Red Wine', fans were left concerned for him after he was rushed to hospital, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Singer Trey Lorenz is 52. Duncan was born in Birmingham on April 3, 1958. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. [42][43], Duncan Campbell (born 3 April 1958 in Birmingham) is an English musician and current lead singer of the reggae band, UB40. Engineer Rorey Baker is beyond excited about being singled out by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) as one of the recipients of its 2021 Honour Awards. The band are known for hits like (I Can't) Help Falling in Love with You, Red Red Wine, One In 10 and If It Happens Again. Rock singer Martha Davis is 70. 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?". In August 2020 fans were left concerned for him after he was rushed to hospital. Wants to do that 2020 fans were left concerned for him after he was rushed to after! 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