He was previously offered the role of lead singer in the 1970s but turned it down. 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. He worked as a carpet fitter before joining the band UB40 in 1978. “We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke,” the statement began. 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. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 68. Astro had previously been working for Duke Alloy's sound system attending reggae dances in Birmingham. 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 … The album was in the charts for only two weeks reaching number 24. [38] Their father regularly took them to folk festivals and gigs and introduced them to music and to touring. Among the string of hits he penned in addition to this song were "What a Wonderful World" recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1967, The Stylistics 1975 UK chart-topper "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)," and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a reworking of a South African Zulu song recorded by The Tokens in 1961. He is also a fan of the local football club Birmingham City. On August 4, 2020, it was revealed that Duncan was recovering in hospital after he had a stroke. In November 2013, UB40 revealed dates in anticipation of their UK Tour in early 2014. Singer Martha Davis of The Motels is 70. In August 2020 fans were left concerned for him after he was rushed to hospital. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell, 62, is hospitalised after suffering a stroke The singer, 62, is already up and about a statement from the band said Campbell replaced his brother Ali as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008, after Ali quit over a disagreement about management Ali has been highly critical of his replacement […] 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. UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. [1], In October 2011, UB40 were commemorated with a Heritage Award, a ceremonial plaque from the UK's PRS for Music. 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. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. His brother, Earl Falconer, the band's bassist, was driving with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. To coincide, on 1 November 2010 a remastered 2CD+DVD of Signing Off was released as a '30th Anniversary Special Edition'. After starting off as percussionist in 1978, he learned the trombone in 1981, when the band decided to add a brass section. 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 … Ali Campbell on UB40, Brett Kavanaugh and an ugly bar brawl The singer woke up to find himself embroiled in a global political scandal. [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. Enjoy. 8 on the Billboard 200 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. Duncan Campbell became the lead singer for UB40 after his brother Ali Campbell left the band in 2008. He has wide-ranging musical tastes, from reggae to soul to opera. [24], In 2011 five founding members of the group and directors of their DEP International label, had bankruptcy proceedings started against them relating to debts of the record label. "[33] Ali Campbell toured as UB40 with Astro and Virtue over the summer. He is also known for his on-stage dancing. [12] UB40 are featured in the 1988 film The Yob. "We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a … The newspaper sold nearly three million copies. [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. It’s as simple as that". Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. [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. [26] Former member Ali Campbell was also declared bankrupt. Campbell replaced his brother Ali as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008, after Ali quit over a disagreement about management. [1] UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. 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. [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. Following England's victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup it reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart. 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. [46] In 2014, Ali formed a rival version of UB40 with Astro and Mickey Virtue. [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". UB40’s Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan Campbell since he suffered a stroke earlier this month.. 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". DUNCAN Campbell is best known for being the new lead singer of hit band UB40. 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”. [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. 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. For other inquiries, Contact Us. However, he turned it down at the time, and said that he "wouldn't get the chance in another 30 years". Social breakthroughs this winter lead to a summer turning point with a group collaboration before ... is 74. [42][43], Duncan Campbell (born 3 April 1958 in Birmingham) is an English musician and current lead singer of the reggae band, UB40. 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 … Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) is 53. The singer, 62, is already up and about a statement from the band said. New York-born George Weiss was a prolific songwriter in the '40s, '50s '60s and '70s. We're saving the legacy". UB40 singer Duncan Campbell, 62, is hospitalised after suffering a stroke. [21] During the 2009 US Tour UB40 offered fans live concert recordings on USB wristbands. 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. [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. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. [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. [54], For the World War I German submarine, see, UB40 on stage in their home city of Birmingham, England in 2010, 2008–present: Line-up changes and the current era, (born Alistair Campbell, 15 February 1959, Birmingham), (born Michael Virtue, 19 January 1957, Birmingham), (born Terence Wilson, 24 June 1957, Birmingham). UB40 singer Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke. Duncan Campbell took over as UB40’s lead singer in 2008, and the pair remain estranged. Earl was sentenced to six months imprisonment in June 1988 and banned from driving for three years. 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]. 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. Rock singer Martha Davis is 70. UB40's 2010 release, Labour of Love IV, introduced Ali's brother Duncan as the group's new lead singer. The group also made a guest appearance in the 1997 feature film Speed 2: Cruise Control. 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. Current bandmate Robin Campbell is also his brother, and he is the son of the late folk singer Ian Campbell. He was a professional spoon player. Singer Trey Lorenz is 52. Post-punk singer-songwriter, born September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA. Alex Belfield's first and most controversial interview with Ali Campbell talking about life after UB40.Hear 100 of interviews @ www.celebrityradio.co.uk [27] In 2013 a new album, Getting Over the Storm was announced, their first since 2010 and Labour of Love IV. Duncan was offered the position of lead singer in 1978. Prior to this, Travers had work as an electrical apprentice for NG Bailey; whilst Robin Campbell had been an apprentice toolmaker. Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2021. You can easily improve your search by specifying the number of letters in the answer. UB40's lead singer Campbell is a crossword puzzle clue. "We look forward to seeing you all on the road next spring. [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. [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. "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. A reunion by The Supreme is up to former lead singer Diana Ross, says Mary Wilson. 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. The 62-year-old is the current lead singer of British reggae band UB40. 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