UB40

Ellie Humberstone
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Biography of UB40 from the 70's to today
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UB40
1 1978
1.1 UB40 was formed
1.2 Original members were Robin Campbell, Ali Campbell, Earl Falconer, Brian Travers, James Brown, Norman Hassan, Michael Virtue and Astro
1.3 Started rehearsing in a local basement
1.4 Named after the form which is needed to clam benefits - Unemployment Benefit Form 40
1.5 1980
1.5.1 Started touring in Summer 1980 with the Pretenders
1.5.2 First single released in September1980
1.5.2.1 "King b/w Food For Thought"
1.5.2.2 Reached No. 5 in UK
1.5.3 September - First album released
1.5.3.1 Signing off
1.5.3.1.1 Made up of original songs and reggae covers
1.5.3.1.2 Reached number 2 in charts
1.5.3.1.3 Stayed in charts for 72 weeks
1.5.4 Fanbase mainly made up of students
1.5.5 1981
1.5.5.1 Second album Present Arms released
1.5.5.1.1 Track from album 'One in Ten' became anthem for British protest movement
1.5.5.2 Album Present Arms in Dub released
1.5.5.2.1 1st ever dub album to reach the Top 40
1.5.5.3 1982
1.5.5.3.1 Album UB44 released
1.5.5.3.1.1 Recorded in Dublin
1.5.5.3.2 CBS ended licensing deal with the band
1.5.5.3.2.1 Signed with Richard Bransons Virgin Records
1.5.5.3.3 Opened own studio in Birmingham called The Abbatoir
1.5.5.3.4 1983
1.5.5.3.4.1 Released Album Labour Of Love
1.5.5.3.4.1.1 Bands first No.1 album in UK charts
1.5.5.3.4.1.2 Stayed in charts for 18 months
1.5.5.3.4.1.3 Lead single Red Red Wine stayed in charts for 2 years
1.5.5.3.4.1.3.1 First american No. 1
1.5.5.3.4.2 Album Live realeased
1.5.5.3.4.3 1984
1.5.5.3.4.3.1 Album Geffrey Morgan released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2 1985
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.1 Album Baggariddim released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2 1986
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.1 Album Rat In The Kitchen released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.1.1 Main single- Sing Our Own Song
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.1.1.1 Written in support of black artists in South Africa
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2 1987
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.1 Album UB40 CCCP Live in Moscow released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.1.1 Released after tour to Soviet Union
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.2 Ray Falconer dies in car crash
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.2.1 His brother Earl was driving and gets a prison sentence of 6 months
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3 1988
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.1 Album UB40 released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.1.1 Went on many long world tours
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.1.1.1 Performed in Free Nelson Mandela Concert
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2 1989
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.1 Labour Of Love II released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2 1993
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1 Album Promises and Lies released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1 Bands biggest selling album
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2 Track from album Can't Help Falling In Love was their third UK No. 1
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1 Used in film Sliver
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2 1994
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.1 Band disbanded
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.1.1 Many started their own musical projects
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2 1995
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1 Album Best Of UB40 Volume 2 released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.1 Filled in gap while band was disbanded
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2 1996
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.1 Group got back together
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.1.1 Starred in film Speed 2 with their song Tell Me It Is True
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2 1997
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.1 Guns In Ghetto album released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2 1998
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.1 Dance hall album released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.1.1 Featured Jamaican acts
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.1.1.1 Beenie Man
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.1.1.2 Mad Cobra
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.1.1.3 Lady Sam
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.2 Labour Of Love III released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.1 12th Top 10 album
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3 2000
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.1 Best of UB40 released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2 2001
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.1 Album Cover Up released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2 2002
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.1 Fathers Of Reggae released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1 Featured reggae artists who inspired band
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2 Took 3 years to record
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2 2003
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.1 Platinum Collection released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.1.1 Made up of LAbour of Love series
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2 2004
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1 2005
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.1 Who You Fighting For released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.1.1 Released on 25th anniversary of their recording debut
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2 2007
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.1 Dub Sessions album released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2 2008
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.1 Ali Campbell leaves group to pursue solo career
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.1.1 Replaced by Duncan Campbell
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2 2009
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2.1 Love Songs album released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2.2 Best of Labour Of Love released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2.3 Dub Sessions 2 released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2.4 2010
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2.4.1 Labour of Love IV released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.1.2.2.2.4.2 Dub Sessions III released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.3 Homegrown album released
1.5.5.3.4.3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.4 Received Ivor Novello award for International Achievements
1.5.6 Created their own record label
1.5.6.1 DEP International
1.5.6.2 All 8 members owned an equal share
1.5.7 Signed licensing deal with CBS
1.6 Originated in Birmingham
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