Duncan Campbell, current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. 8 on the Billboard 200 in the US. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. [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. He has wide-ranging musical tastes, from reggae to soul to opera. Duncan Campbell (left) and his brother Robin upstairs at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath after after playing UB40's secret 40th anniversary … Duncan was born in Birmingham on April 3, … In 2014, legal advice was sought by the original band (now consisting of remaining co-founding members drummer Jimmy Brown, guitarist Robin Campbell, bassist Earl Falconer, percussionist Norman Hassan, and saxophonist Brian Travers, along with new vocalist Duncan Campbell) who took action against the group containing Campbell, Virtue, and Astro over usage of the band name, due to it being used by both parties. [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. [1] UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. What happens to your body in extreme heat? [37], The Campbell brothers are the sons of the late folk musician, Ian Campbell. 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. However, he turned it down at the time, and said that he "wouldn't get the chance in another 30 years". UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. This is because his tracks were recorded outside in the garden. 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. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. 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”. 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. 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. [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. UB40 formed in Birmingham in 1978, naming themselves after a form used by people to claim unemployment benefits at the time. "I was the only professional spoon player in the country registered with the Musicians' Union – until they registered me as a vocalist," said Campbell. After starting off as percussionist in 1978, he learned the trombone in 1981, when the band decided to add a brass section. He joined the band in 2008 after the departure of his brother Ali Campbell,[44] the former UB40 lead singer. 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. UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke (Picture: Getty) UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke. The new album Silhouette, featuring the trio, was set for release on 6 October 2014. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. Campbell, a former professional spoon player, became lead singer of UB40 when his brother Ali left the group in 2008. UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. VideoAre Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? In a statement, the Birmingham-based band said he was "already up and about" and asked fans for privacy during his recuperation. 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". [35], UB40 were influenced by the many blues parties they attended as teenagers in the multicultural Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Duncan Campbell, current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. The newspaper sold nearly three million copies. [38] Their father regularly took them to folk festivals and gigs and introduced them to music and to touring. [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. Released 30/11/20 UB40 toured South Africa in July 2007 and headlined the Live Earth concert at the Cradle of Humankind, near Johannesburg. [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. 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. A plaque was placed at the Hare & Hounds Pub in Birmingham, England, the location where they played their first gig. 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. UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. The wristbands also included the Dub Sessions remix album and photos. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke. 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. He was an unemployed plasterer at the time of UB40's formation.[50]. Read more Lovecraft Country author: ‘The whole of the US was incredibly racist’ [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. It reached No. UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke at the age of 62. The Red Red Wine singer - who replaced his brother as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008 - … His brother Ali Campbell co-founded UB40 in 1978 and was the … [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. Duncan Campbell … 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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. The band revealed the worrying news about their 61-year-old … Duncan was offered the position of lead singer in 1978. [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. The album was in the charts for only two weeks reaching number 24. A statement from the band said the 62-year-old, from Birmingham, is “up and about” and doing well. He worked as a carpet fitter before joining the band UB40 in 1978. [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. The group announced the news, but reassured fans that he is “up and about”. His brother, Earl Falconer, the band's bassist, was driving with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. He was a professional spoon player. [21] Their next release, on EMI, was a collection called Love Songs, which was a compilation of hits mainly from the Labour of Love series and all featuring Ali Campbell on vocals – it reached number 3 in the UK. [5], —UB40 vocalist Ali Campbell interview with the BBC in 2018. UB40 with Ali Campbell in 1983. Like the rest of UB40, he still lives in the City of Birmingham. © 2021 BBC. It’s as simple as that". It entered the UK Albums Chart on 2 October 1980, and spent 71 weeks in total on the chart. 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 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. 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]. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. (AP) UB40’s Duncan Campbell has suffered a stroke at the age of 62. The designation UB40 stood for Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Astro had previously been working for Duke Alloy's sound system attending reggae dances in Birmingham. Ali Campbell has since toured as part of the breakaway group UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey. Duncan Campbell became the lead singer for UB40 after his brother Ali Campbell left the band in 2008. [6], The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, England. [27] In 2013 a new album, Getting Over the Storm was announced, their first since 2010 and Labour of Love IV. Duncan Campbell (singer) (born 1958), lead singer of UB40; Politicians. The 62-year-old is "up and about" and hoping for a "strong and speedy recovery", a … Signing Off is now a Platinum album. Read about our approach to external linking. [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. Current bandmate Robin Campbell is also his brother, and he is the son of the late folk singer Ian Campbell. The 62-year-old singer, who replaced his brother Ali Campbell in 2008, is “already up … "[33] Ali Campbell toured as UB40 with Astro and Virtue over the summer. Why your face could be set to replace your bank card, The extreme ways to 'hack' your immune system. [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. 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. [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. Norman Hassan said of the recording: "if you stripped my track down, you could hear the birds in the background." Earl Acton Falconer[49] (born 23 January 1959 in Meriden, Warwickshire) is a British bass player and singer in UB40. [26] Former member Ali Campbell was also declared bankrupt. 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. Has US vaccine rollout been a 'dismal failure'? He sang his first lead vocal on Labour of Love. UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. 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.” 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. [1], In October 2011, UB40 were commemorated with a Heritage Award, a ceremonial plaque from the UK's PRS for Music. [46] In 2014, Ali formed a rival version of UB40 with Astro and Mickey Virtue. Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? 4 on the UK Singles Chart. 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It was originally stated that this was in order for Campbell to concentrate on solo projects, but Campbell later said he was leaving due to management and business disputes. Duncan Campbell UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. 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. Ali Campbell has gone on to tour as part of separate group UB40 … Duncan is the second Campbell sibling to front the longstanding Birmingham band. In 1987 Ray "Pablo" Falconer, producer of UB40 music, died in a car crash. Their two most successful albums, Labour of Love (1983) and Promises and Lies (1993), reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. 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. .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. UB40's current line-up includes Duncan Campbell, 62, and the third Campbell brother, Robin. [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". They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Awardfor Best British Group. 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. Ali Campbell currently performs under the name UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro. Signing Off was released on 29 August 1980. 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". [21] The band toured the US, which included their first show at the Hollywood Bowl. He is also a fan of the local football club Birmingham City. He said of his brother's singing, "I sat back for five years and watched my brother Duncan murdering my songs. 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. The ethnic make-up of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Wel… [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. [2] During their three-decade long career, they have been performing sell-out shows worldwide and headlining the Reggae Sunsplash music festival in Jamaica, as well as spreading reggae to Russia, South America, etc. The album reached No. On 30 April 2008, UB40 unveiled Duncan as their new lead singer. Duncan Campbell took over as UB40’s lead singer in 2008, and the pair remain estranged. We're saving the legacy". 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. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band's version of "I Got You Babe". [2] The ethnic make-up of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Welsh, Irish, Jamaican, Scottish and Yemeni parentage. A statement from the band said the 62-year-old, from Birmingham, is … Earl was sentenced to six months imprisonment in June 1988 and banned from driving for three years. UB40 at 40 Live in Birmingham DVD + 2CD limited edition package celebrating our 40th anniversary at our hometown Christmas show at the Birmingham NIA. Video. To coincide, on 1 November 2010 a remastered 2CD+DVD of Signing Off was released as a '30th Anniversary Special Edition'. In a statement, the Birmingham-based … [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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. [40], All three of their UK number one hits and four of their five US top ten hits were cover versions. 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. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. Ali Campbell was "disappointed but didn't object" to him joining UB40. UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is currently in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Prior to this, Travers had work as an electrical apprentice for NG Bailey; whilst Robin Campbell had been an apprentice toolmaker. [30] Astro joined former UB40 members Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue on stage at the indigO2 Arena in London on 6 December 2013,[31] and on 17 January 2014 the trio announced on their website that they were in the studio recording new music. UB40 frontman Duncan Campbell is in hospital after suffering a stroke. [51], In January 2014, Astro, with other former UB40 members Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue, announced plans to reform and record under the UB40 name. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. 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". Priest had joined UB40 on their arena tour in 2007, culminating in sell-out shows at the NEC Birmingham in December. UB40 formed in Birmingham back in the late 1970s, with Duncan's brother Ali Campbell as the lead singer. [12] UB40 are featured in the 1988 film The Yob. He also recorded a reggae album in Jamaica for his brother Ali's record label, but it was never released. A month later UB40's classic lineup was rounded out with the inclusion of percussionist and vocalist Astro. 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”. [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. The band said they hoped he would make "a strong and speedy recovery" and that they would be back touring next year. Once Robin had joined the others in their jamming sessions, the eight musicians formed a band, deciding on the name 'UB40' after a friend suggested it was an appropriate name given the unemployed status of all of the band members. "[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. [47] In August 2020, Duncan Campbell suffered a stroke.[48]. [13], On 24 January 2008 it was announced that Ali Campbell would be leaving the group after 30 years. On 24 January 2008, UB40 lead singer Ali Campbell announced that he was leaving the band after a dispute with the management; UB40 announced that they would carry on. UB40's first single, "King"/"Food for Thought" was released on Graduate Records, a local independent label run by David Virr. UB40's Brian Travers diagnosed with brain tumour, Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? Duncan Campbell Taken Ill. We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. UB40's Duncan Campbell performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2018. [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. Duncan Campbell Taken Ill We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. Related articles UB40's Brian Travers refuses to give up 'fags and drugs' after tumours [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. Norman Lamont Hassan was born in Birmingham to Yemeni and Welsh parents, and attended Park Hill School in the city. UB40 UBTV..Christmas Special..Anant Shah asks Duncan... 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