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UB40 are a popular reggae and ska band who formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England.

The band is multiracial and are named after the former U.K. Social Security form for unemployment benefits[?].

Its members include:

  • Jim Brown (drums)
  • Ali Campbell (guitar, lead vocals)
  • Robin Campbell (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Earl Falconer (Bass guitar, vocals)
  • Norman Hassan (percussion)
  • Brian Travers (saxophone)
  • Mickey Virtue (keyboards)
  • Terence Wilson (percussion, trumpet)

The band purchased its first instruments with compensation money Ali Campbell recieved after a bar fight, and have had a number of hits, most notably, "Red Red Wine" (a cover version of a Neil Diamond song).

Discography by UB40

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