UB40 was people’s top pick until they splitted. The English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England, won the hearts of millions of people all throughout the world. This is because of their uniqueness- – especially having that pleasant quality in their voices.
‘Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’, are a portion of UB40’s tunes that resounded the world, getting people to cherish the band the more. These hit tunes had some sort of ‘incredible’ connection with listeners.
UB40 was basically sensational, however the world woke up one day to know about their split, which shocked many people, taking a gander at the kind of quality tunes and works. Besides this, issues started sneaking in the band with lead artist Ali Campbell announcing his exit from the band after a dispute with the management.
This was in the first month of January 2008. But this didn’t ‘separate’ them, yet they actually moved on. The band officially declared Duncan Campbell as their new lead artist, but unfortunately, he suffered stroke in August 2020.
That was not all – UB40 confronted one more serious challenge, as their saxophonist, confidant, brother, founding member and melodic legend of UB40, Brian Travers additionally died from entanglements of cancer at age 62.
In all these difficulties, UB40 continued on, and released their album, ‘Bigga Baggariddim’. This album featured reggae artists from around the world. That said, Ali Campbell who quit the band over a decade ago toured as part of the breakaway group Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey.
UB40 are incredible songwriters who has composed their own melodies since they bobbed into the scene. The band has had in excess of 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has additionally made impressive worldwide progress.
Meanwhile, story behind the band’s split was because of a few reasons, which includes liquidation on the part of the chief drummer of the band, which left them with a line of financial commitments for tours they couldn’t perform.
On the other side, former leader Ali Campbell also said, he felt “double-crossed” by his bandmates before his split from the reggae band in 2008, which he felt was painful.
UB40 was comprised of capable folks like: Jimmy Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, and Astro.