Sunday, March 22, 2009

UB 40

Very rarely do most bands last for more than a couple of years nowadays. UB40 was one of those rare bands which have managed to survive successfully right from the time it was started in 1978. It is considered to be one of the most powerful reggae acts in the history of music. They first managed to get popularity in UK, it was then followed by the same in the US in 1983 after their album Labour of love was released and appreciated over there.

Even now, it still exists as a band, only their lead singer Ali Campbell has left the band as he had some management issues with the band. Ali Campbell has been an integral part of UB40 and has created many hits down the years with UB40. He left the band in February 2008. Another member followed him out of the band – that was the band’s keyboard player Michael Virtue. The two new members of UB40 are Duncan Campbell (vocalist) and Tony Mullings (keyboard). Duncan is the brother of Ali Campbell. The band’s latest album - Twentyfourseven, is the final work of Ali’s collaboration with UB40.

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