UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Duncan Campbell (left) and his brother Robin upstairs at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath after after playing UB40's secret 40th anniversary … He has wide-ranging musical tastes, from reggae to soul to opera. His brother, Earl Falconer, the band's bassist, was driving with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. In a statement, the Birmingham-based band said he was "already up and about" and asked fans for privacy during his recuperation. [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. He joined the band in 2008 after the departure of his brother Ali Campbell,[44] the former UB40 lead singer. 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. To coincide, on 1 November 2010 a remastered 2CD+DVD of Signing Off was released as a '30th Anniversary Special Edition'. [35], UB40 were influenced by the many blues parties they attended as teenagers in the multicultural Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. Duncan is the second Campbell sibling to front the longstanding Birmingham band. It was recorded in a bedsit in Birmingham and was produced by Bob Lamb. Earl Acton Falconer[49] (born 23 January 1959 in Meriden, Warwickshire) is a British bass player and singer in UB40. 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. [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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. A plaque was placed at the Hare & Hounds Pub in Birmingham, England, the location where they played their first gig. In November 2013, UB40 revealed dates in anticipation of their UK Tour in early 2014. [38] Their father regularly took them to folk festivals and gigs and introduced them to music and to touring. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Duncan Campbell, current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Signing Off was released on 29 August 1980. Read more Lovecraft Country author: ‘The whole of the US was incredibly racist’ A statement from the band said the 62-year-old, from … Their sound was created and honed through many long jam sessions at various locations in Birmingham.[3]. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was in the charts for only two weeks reaching number 24. Duncan Campbell and his brother Robin (Image: Graham Young / BirminghamLive) UB40 have scored more than 40 top 40 songs in the UK and are recognised as one of the country's most successful bands. UB40 with Ali Campbell in 1983. The 62-year-old singer, who replaced his brother Ali Campbell in 2008, is “already up … [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". VideoAre Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? 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. As UB40 grew in popularity, they encouraged and supported local musicians and bands from Birmingham, such as Beshara, often bringing them on tour. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. UB40 and the English ska band Madness hold the record for most weeks spent by a group in the UK singles chart during the 1980s, with 214 weeks each. Duncan Campbell (singer) (born 1958), lead singer of UB40; Politicians. [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. [32] Ali Campbell was highly critical of his replacement in UB40, stating "I sat back for five years and watched my brother Duncan murdering my songs. "[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. His brother Ali Campbell co-founded UB40 in 1978 and was the … UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke. He is also a fan of the local football club Birmingham City. Their first gig took place on 9 February 1979 at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham for a friend's birthday party. Nine found dead after China gold mine collapse, Chinese and Indian troops 'in new border clash', Putin: Palace in viral Navalny video not mine. [13], On 24 January 2008 it was announced that Ali Campbell would be leaving the group after 30 years. [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. UB40 UBTV..Christmas Special..Anant Shah asks Duncan... 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Stroke: UB40's new singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke (pictured in July 2018) Ali has been highly critical of … [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." Three years later UB40 performed at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert 1986. We're saving the legacy". The band put out a statement on Twitter informing fans of the situation and asking to … Read about our approach to external linking. The reports are half correct he will be appearing with them for this new recording. A statement from the band said the 62-year-old, from Birmingham, is … 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. [40], All three of their UK number one hits and four of their five US top ten hits were cover versions. [47] In August 2020, Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke.[48]. Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? © 2021 BBC. [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. After starting off as percussionist in 1978, he learned the trombone in 1981, when the band decided to add a brass section. UB40's first single, "King"/"Food for Thought" was released on Graduate Records, a local independent label run by David Virr. Like the rest of UB40, he still lives in the City of Birmingham. A month later UB40's classic lineup was rounded out with the inclusion of percussionist and vocalist Astro. Duncan Campbell Taken Ill We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. The band formed in 1978, when guitarist Ali Campbell, drummer Jimmy Brown and bassist Earl Falconer began rehearsing reggae songs as well as some of their own tracks. 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. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. The band said they hoped he would make "a strong and speedy recovery" and that they would be back touring next year. The ethnic make-up of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Wel… The title of their first album, Signing Off, indicates the band was signing off from, or ending, their claim for unemployment benefits. UB40 at 40 Live in Birmingham DVD + 2CD limited edition package celebrating our 40th anniversary at our hometown Christmas show at the Birmingham NIA. 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He sang his first lead vocal on Labour of Love. 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. Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell (died 1453/4), Scottish nobleman and politician; Sir Duncan Campbell, 2nd Baronet, MP for Argyllshire 1628–43; Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell (c. 1682–1765), MP for Argyllshire, 1747–54 It entered the UK Albums Chart on 2 October 1980, and spent 71 weeks in total on the chart. UB40 toured South Africa in July 2007 and headlined the Live Earth concert at the Cradle of Humankind, near Johannesburg. UB40's Brian Travers diagnosed with brain tumour, Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? The package features a live DVD film and a live double album, including 24 tracks spanning our 40 year career. [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. Duncan Campbell became the lead singer for UB40 after his brother Ali Campbell left the band in 2008. UB40 formed in Birmingham back in the late 1970s, with Duncan's brother Ali Campbell as the lead singer. The group also made a guest appearance in the 1997 feature film Speed 2: Cruise Control. [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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. Duncan Campbell … It’s as simple as that". He worked as a carpet fitter before joining the band UB40 in 1978. [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. It reached No. The 62-year-old is currently recovering in hospital, with a … [25] In October 2011 Travers, Wilson, Hassan and Brown were declared bankrupt. He was a professional spoon player. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band's version of "I Got You Babe". 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. In a statement, the Birmingham-based … Duncan originally joined the band following the departure of his brother Ali Campbell. UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke (Picture: Getty) UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke. 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.” Priest had joined UB40 on their arena tour in 2007, culminating in sell-out shows at the NEC Birmingham in December. [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. 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?". [44], Campbell sang in a harmony group with his brothers as children and performed with their father on stage. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. He was an unemployed plasterer at the time of UB40's formation.[50]. 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. Related articles UB40's Brian Travers refuses to give up 'fags and drugs' after tumours UB40's current line-up includes Duncan Campbell, 62, and the third Campbell brother, Robin. UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is in hospital after suffering a stroke. The 62-year-old, who replaced his brother Ali as frontman for the band in 2008, is said to be in recovery and is "up and about". The 'punchline queen' who offended Chinese men, Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again 'too early', What it's like under one of world's strictest lockdowns. 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. [1] UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the British reggae band confirmed Duncan had fallen ill, but reassured fans he is “already up and about”. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. 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. [52] The band released their new song, "Reggae Music" as a free download in January 2014. [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. [27] In 2013 a new album, Getting Over the Storm was announced, their first since 2010 and Labour of Love IV. Duncan Campbell UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is currently in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Ali Campbell has since toured as part of the breakaway group UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey. The new album Silhouette, featuring the trio, was set for release on 6 October 2014. [37], The Campbell brothers are the sons of the late folk musician, Ian Campbell. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. [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. Why your face could be set to replace your bank card, The extreme ways to 'hack' your immune system. .css-1snjdh1-IconContainer{display:none;height:0.875em;width:0.875em;vertical-align:-0.0625em;margin-right:0.25em;}Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? The band produced such hits as Red Red Wine, Falling In Love With You and their cover of I Got You Babe featuring Chrissie Hynde. The wristbands also included the Dub Sessions remix album and photos. What happens to your body in extreme heat? Norman Lamont Hassan (born 26 January 1958) is a British musician of Yemeni and Welsh descent who is best known as being a member of UB40 since its foundation in 1978. Duncan Campbell, vocalista del grupo UB40, fue hospitalizado de emergencia tras sufrir un ataque cardiaco. [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. [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. Picture: Getty They are best known for hits including 'Red Red Wine', 'Kingston Town', and their cover of Elvis Presley's '(I Can't Help) Falling In Love'. Knightley rules out sex scenes directed by men, Wealthiest 10 men could 'pay for vaccines for all', Actress Argento accuses director Cohen of assault, Israel extradites ex-principal in sex abuse case. 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". He said of his brother's singing, "I sat back for five years and watched my brother Duncan murdering my songs. [1], In October 2011, UB40 were commemorated with a Heritage Award, a ceremonial plaque from the UK's PRS for Music. 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. [42][43], Duncan Campbell (born 3 April 1958 in Birmingham) is an English musician and current lead singer of the reggae band, UB40. [21] The band toured the US, which included their first show at the Hollywood Bowl. Campbell became the singer of … (AP) UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke at the age of 62. Ali Campbell has gone on to tour as part of separate group UB40 … [5], —UB40 vocalist Ali Campbell interview with the BBC in 2018. Duncan Campbell is the current lead singer of UB40 Credit: Getty - Contributor Who is Duncan Campbell? Has US vaccine rollout been a 'dismal failure'? UB40's Duncan Campbell performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2018. [4], Referencing the group's longevity, Ali Campbell has said that the group was fortunate in choosing a relatively young genre, as reggae "... hasn't outlived its own cool like jazz has". UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. UB40 formed in Birmingham in 1978, naming themselves after a form used by people to claim unemployment benefits at the time. After Duncan suffered a stroke in early August, the 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”. Campbell became le ad singer of UB40 when his brother Ali left the group in 2008, who has since toured as part of the breakaway group UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey. Campbell, a former professional spoon player, became lead singer of UB40 when his brother Ali left the group in 2008. [26] Former member Ali Campbell was also declared bankrupt. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk, .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}UB40's Brian Travers diagnosed with brain tumour, Dutch PM condemns coronavirus riots as 'criminal'. [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. He also recorded a reggae album in Jamaica for his brother Ali's record label, but it was never released. [28] Current bandmate Robin Campbell is also his brother, and he is the son of the late folk singer Ian Campbell. Duncan Campbell (13 February 1898 - 28 March 1972) was a Scottish Evangelist, who is best known for being a leader in the Lewis Awakening or Hebrides Revival, a mid-20th century religious revival in the Scottish Hebrides Early life. [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. UB40 frontman Duncan Campbell is in hospital after suffering a stroke. "[33] Ali Campbell toured as UB40 with Astro and Virtue over the summer. [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. 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