Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 68. The reports are half correct he will be appearing with them for this new recording. [26] Former member Ali Campbell was also declared bankrupt. 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.” 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The newspaper sold nearly three million copies. “We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke,” the statement began. [35], UB40 were influenced by the many blues parties they attended as teenagers in the multicultural Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. 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". [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." [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. Duncan was born in Birmingham on April 3, 1958. He worked as a carpet fitter before joining the band UB40 in 1978. BRIT Certified. 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 - … Official UB40 Youtube Channel, Videos and Music by UB40Welcome to the Official UB40 Youtube Channel. [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. [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. Lead singer Ali Campbell wrote in … [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. 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. Current bandmate Robin Campbell is also his brother, and he is the son of the late folk singer Ian Campbell. "We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a … Earl was sentenced to six months imprisonment in June 1988 and banned from driving for three years. [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. 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. The photos come as Nicole continues to live it up on her Turks and Caicos vacation with her boyfriend Thom Evans. "We look forward to seeing you all on the road next spring. Norman Lamont Hassan was born in Birmingham to Yemeni and Welsh parents, and attended Park Hill School in the city. UB40 have scored more than 40 top 40 songs in the UK and are recognised … Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2021. [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. "[33] Ali Campbell toured as UB40 with Astro and Virtue over the summer. Duncan was offered the position of lead singer in 1978. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. [38] Their father regularly took them to folk festivals and gigs and introduced them to music and to touring. Following England's victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup it reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart. 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. [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. Duncan replaced his brother Ali Campbell as the lead singer of UB40 in 2008. Enjoy an exclusive life story interview with Robin Campbell - the lead singer of UB40! [47] In August 2020, Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke.[48]. 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. The original UB40 - with Robin Campbell as lead singer - have the rights to the official UB40 name, and have continued to perform and release music … 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 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. The 62-year-old is recovering in hospital, with a statement from the band confirming he is ‘already up and about’. Duncan Campbell took over as UB40’s lead singer in 2008, and the pair remain estranged. Their first gig took place on 9 February 1979 at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham for a friend's birthday party. [42][43], Duncan Campbell (born 3 April 1958 in Birmingham) is an English musician and current lead singer of the reggae band, UB40. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Three years later UB40 performed at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert 1986. [1], In October 2011, UB40 were commemorated with a Heritage Award, a ceremonial plaque from the UK's PRS for Music. [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. Post-punk singer-songwriter, born September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA. Ali Campbell was "disappointed but didn't object" to him joining UB40. UB40 lead singer Duncan Campbell was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke.. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke. Astro had previously been working for Duke Alloy's sound system attending reggae dances in Birmingham. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Clue: UB40's lead singer 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. [46] In 2014, Ali formed a rival version of UB40 with Astro and Mickey Virtue. "[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. Duncan Campbell replaced his brother Ali as the lead singer of UB40 in 2008 (Rex Features) UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke. Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. 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. He sang his first lead vocal on Labour of Love. 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. A month later UB40's classic lineup was rounded out with the inclusion of percussionist and vocalist Astro. The album was in the charts for only two weeks reaching number 24. Jimmy Brown, the UB40 drummer, has spoken out publicly about his bankruptcy for the first time since the band behind pop hit Red Red Wine had an 'acrimonious' split with lead singer … 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". 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. Neil Diamond, Soundtrack: The Jazz Singer. Ali now performs with the splinter group UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey. 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". The group also made a guest appearance in the 1997 feature film Speed 2: Cruise Control. Singer Trey Lorenz is 52. UB40’s Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan Campbell since he suffered a stroke earlier this month.. 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. ", 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. 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. Tickets range from R460 - … A statement on social media from the band read: "Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. The singer, 62, is already up and about a statement from the band said. Lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with the group The Pretenders since 1978, but also a frequent collaborator with other artists in various musical fields including dance. 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