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UB40

Background information
Origin Flag of England Birmingham, England, UK
Genre(s) Dub, pop
Years active 1979—present
Website ub40.co.uk
Members
Ali Campbell
James Brown
Robin Campbell
Earl Falconer
Norman Hassan
Brian Travers
Michael Virtue
Astro

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History

The band was named after the paper form issued by the UK government's Department of Employment at the time of the band's formation for claiming unemployment benefit (UB40 = Unemployment Benefit, Form 40). In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... Unemployment benefits are payments made by governments to unemployed people. ...


The band members began as mates who knew each other from various colleges and schools across Birmingham. Before any of them could play their instruments, Ali Campbell and Brian Travers travelled around Birmingham promoting the band, putting up UB40 posters. The band purchased its first instruments with £4,000 in compensation money that Campbell, who would become the lead singer, received after a bar fight during his 17th birthday celebration. Mate is a colloquialism used to refer to a friend commonly used in the Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Birmingham (pron. ... An instrument is a concrete or abstract tool intended for a purpose other than mechanical work, in particular a refined one. ... 1942 US government war poster. ... For other uses, see first. ... Compensation has several different meanings as indicated below. ... Look up bar and Bar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A childs first birthday party. ...


Their first gig took place on February 9, 1979 at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham for a friend's birthday party. is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Kings Heath is a suburb of Birmingham, England, three miles south of the city centre. ...


UB40 caught their first break when Chrissie Hynde noticed them at a pub and gave them an opportunity as a support act to her band, The Pretenders. UB40's first single, "King"/"Food for Thought" was released on Graduate Records, a local independent label run by David Virr. It reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart and was the first record to reach the UK top ten without the backing of a major record label. Chrissie Hynde (born Christine Ellen Hynde, 7 September 1951, Akron, Ohio) is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... Food For Thought was the first single released by British reggae band UB40. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


Their first album was titled Signing Off, as the band were signing off from or closing their claim on the unemployment benefit. It was recorded in a bedsit in Birmingham and was produced by Bob Lamb. Norman Hassan said of the recording: "if you stripped my track down, you could hear the birds in the background." This is because his tracks were recorded outside in the garden. Signing Off was released on September 6, 1980, and entered the UK Albums Chart on October 2, 1980. It reached as high as No. 2 in the UK and spent 72 weeks in total on the chart. Signing Off is now a Platinum album. Signing Off is the debut album by UB40, released in 1980. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Signing Off is the debut album by UB40, released in 1980. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Signing Off is the debut album by UB40, released in 1980. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


Despite great success in the UK, UB40's popularity in the United States was only established after they released Labour of Love, an album of cover songs, in 1983. The album reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 in the US. 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). Labour of Love is a reggae album by UB40. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Red Red Wine is a song originally written and recorded by Neil Diamond that was then covered by Tony Tribe and more famously by UB40 in later years. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter and sometime Actor. ...


Their most successful single release is the cover of the Elvis Presley ballad "(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You" which was intended to be the main title to the 1993 Sharon Stone movie Sliver and was a number one hit across Europe and in the U.S. “Elvis” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Cant Help Falling in Love (A*Teens song) be merged into this article or section. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... Promotional movie poster for Sliver Sliver is a 1993 film based on the Ira Levin novel Sliver about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York highrise apartment building. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...

UB40 live in Wellington, New Zealand in 2004
UB40 live in Wellington, New Zealand in 2004


In June 2007, Sparta Florida Music Group started legal action against heiress Paris Hilton and Warner Chappell Music for plagiarism due to similarities between the song "Stars Are Blind" and the song "Kingston Town", originally by Lord Creator. It was frequently misreported that UB40 was the instigator of the action,[1][2], and that it centered on their 1990 cover of the song. However, according to a statement UB40's site, they are not involved, and "Any speculated legal action taking place against Ms. Hilton would be entirely at the instigation of the original songwriter’s music publisher...who ultimately own the copyright to the song."[3] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (870 × 653 pixel, file size: 198 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of UB40 performing in Wellington New Zealand, 2004 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (870 × 653 pixel, file size: 198 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of UB40 performing in Wellington New Zealand, 2004 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... For other uses, see Plagiarism (disambiguation). ... Audio sample Stars Are Blind is a pop song recorded by Paris Hilton for her debut album Paris. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


UB40 toured South Africa in July 2007 and headlined the Live Earth concert at the Cradle of Humankind, near Johannesburg. They performed one of the longest sets for the event at approximately 54 minutes. The Live Earth concert in South Africa was held at the Coca Cola Dome, South Africa on 7 July 2007. ... For other uses, see Cradle of Humankind (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ...


August 21, 2007. They performed with Cas Haley on the America's Got Talent Season Finale. In 2007 UB40 was signed by Ingenious Media PLC, a boutique London investment bank that finances comeback albums. Cas Haley (born December 27, 1980 in Paris, Texas) is an American singer/guitarist for Season 2 of Americas Got Talent who sings rock and reggae music. ...


Influences

UB40 were influenced by the many Blues Parties they attended as teenagers in the multiracial Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. Their love of ska and reggae inspired such original tracks as "King", "Madam Medusa", "Food for Thought", "Signing Off" and "One in Ten". In Jamaica, a Sound System is a popular type of nomadic outdoor concert/party. ... Balsall Heath is a working class, inner-city area of Birmingham, England. ... For other uses, see SKA (disambiguation). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...


Their early musical style was unique, with a heavy influence of analogue synthesizers, psychedelic rock guitar, saxophone and dub producer techniques which were later perfected by the late Pablo Falconer. An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog computer techniques to generate sound electronically. ... Psychedelia in music (or also psychedelic music, less formally) is a term that refers to a broad set of popular music styles, genres and scenes, that may include psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, psychedelic pop, psychedelic soul, psychedelic ambient, psychedelic trance, psychedelic techno, and others. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ray Pablo Falconer was a Reggae producer from Birmingham, England in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


Ali and Robin Campbell have a musical heritage, being sons of Ian Campbell, a folk musician. Ian Campbell (artist) is a music artist. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ...


Many of UB40's recordings were inspired by 1960s ska and early lovers rock songs that would have otherwise been forgotten in the public eye. Their new injection of life into many old Jamaican hits has resulted in many musicians' and producers' renewed popularity and income. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Lovers Rock is the United Kingdoms main contribution to reggae. ...


Achievements

UB40 are arguably the number one reggae act of all time in terms of record sales (over 55 million), chart positions and touring schedule. 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 and South America, among others. They even have performed at the BBC Proms, an event more associated with classical music. Over the last 3 decades Reggae Musicians and Singers come together to provide a wonderful reggaeful weekend of rhythm to keep your blood flowing. ... A Promenade concert in the Royal Albert Hall, 2004. ...


Much of UB40's commercial appeal came from their releases of classic cover songs. In fact, all three of their UK number one hits and four of their five U.S. top ten hits were cover versions. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


UB40's early music has often tackled social issues such as racism and unemployment. Racism is the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior or inferior to members of other races. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Other artists that UB40 have collaborated with include: Pato Banton, Madness, Bitty McLean, Chrissie Hynde, Robert Palmer, Hunterz, Japanese artist Mikidozan, French artist Nuttea, Lady Saw, Afrika Bambaataa, 808 State and Scary Éire. Pato Banton (born Patrick Murray) is a reggae singer and toaster from Birmingham, England. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... Bitty McLean is a British/Jamaican reggae and ragga music artist. ... Chrissie Hynde (born Christine Ellen Hynde, 7 September 1951, Akron, Ohio) is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders. ... For other persons of the same name, see Robert Palmer. ... Hunterz is an English urban musician with Arabic, Hindi and Bhangra influences. ... Lady Saw on cover of her 2004 release Strip Tease Lady Saw is a Jamaican singer, known as the first Lady of Dancehall. She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy (which she did with No Doubt for Underneath It All — Best Performance by a Duo or Group... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ...


Band Members

The band is one of the world's most culturally diverse dub reggae bands with musicians of English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican parentage. The band's line-up has been remarkably stable throughout their nearly thirty-year career. Only three-member American blues act ZZ Top has maintained such a status for a longer period. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ...

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  • Patrick Tenyue (trumpet) (1983–94)
  • Henry Tenyue (trombone) (1983–94)
  • Martin Meredith (saxophone) (1997— )
  • Laurence Parry (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone) (1995— )

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Discography

Albums

Year Album UK US
1980 Signing Off 2 -
1981 Present Arms 2 -
1981 Present Arms In Dub 38 -
1982 UB44 4 -
1982 The Singles Album 17 -
1983 UB40 Live 44 -
1983 More UB40 Music - -
1983 Labour of Love 1 1 14
1984 Geffery Morgan 3 60
1985 Baggariddim 14 -
1985 Little Baggariddim - 40
1985 The UB40 File - -
1986 Rat in the Kitchen 4 53
1987 UB40 CCCP: Live in Moscow - 121
1987 The Best of UB40 - Volume One 3 -
1988 UB40 12 44
1989 Labour of Love II 3 30
1993 Promises and Lies 1 6
1994 Labour Of Love, Volumes I and II (re-issue) 5 -
1995 The Best of UB40 - Volume Two 12 -
1997 Guns in the Ghetto 7 176
1998 UB40 Present the Dancehall Album - -
1998 Labour of Love III 8 -
2000 The Very Best of UB40 7 -
2001 Cover Up 29 -
2002 UB40 Present The Fathers Of Reggae - -
2003 Homegrown 49 -
2003 Labour Of Love, Volumes I, II and III (re-issue) 7 -
2005 Who You Fighting For? 20 -

1 Labour Of Love reached number fifteen in the U.S. in 1988 with the re-popularization of "Red Red Wine". The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... Signing Off is the debut album by UB40, released in 1980. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... UB40s 2nd album, Present Arms was released in 1981. ... UB40s 2nd album, Present Arms was released in 1981. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... UB44 is the fourth album by UB40, released in September 1982. ... The Singles Album (cat no. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... UB40 Live is a 1983 album (cat no. ... More UB40 Music is a compilation album of all of UB40s 1980 Graduate recordings. ... Labour of Love is a reggae album by UB40. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... Geffery Morgan is the sixth studio album by UB40. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... Baggariddim is an album by UB40, released in 1985. ... Signing Off is the debut album by UB40, released in 1980. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Rat In The Kitchen is an album by UB40 released on August 8, 1986 Track Listing All I Want To Do You Could Meet Somebody Tell it Like It Is The Elevator Watchdogs Rat In Mi Kitchen Looking Down At My Reflection Dont Blame Me Sing Our Own Song... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... The Best of UB40 - Volume One is a compilation album by the British reggae band UB40. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... Labour of Love II is the second album of covers by the British reggae group, UB40. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Promises and Lies is an album by the British reggae band UB40, released in 1993. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Guns in the Ghetto is a studio album by UB40. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... Labour of Love III is the third album of covers by the Birmingham reggae group UB40, following Labour of Love and Labour of Love II. Holly Holy (original by Neil Diamond) Its My Delight (original by The Melodians) Come Back Darling (original by Johnny Osbourne) Never Let You Go... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... The Very Best of UB40 is a greatest hits album from UB40. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... Who You Fighting For? is an album released by UB40 on July 18, 2005. ...


Singles

Year Song UK singles US Hot 100
1980 "King"/"Food for Thought" 4 -
1980 "My Way Of Thinking"/"I Think It's Going To Rain Today" 6 -
1980 "The Earth Dies Screaming"/"Dream A Lie" 10 -
1981 "Don't Let It Pass You By"/"Don't Slow Down" 16 -
1981 "One In Ten" 7 -
1982 "I Won't Close My Eyes" 32 -
1982 "Love Is All Is All Right" 29 -
1982 "So Here I Am" 25 -
1983 "I've Got Mine" 45 -
1983 "Red Red Wine" 1 34
1983 "Please Don't Make Me Cry" 10 -
1983 "Many Rivers To Cross" 16 -
1984 "Cherry Oh Baby" 12 -
1984 "If It Happens Again" 9 -
1984 "Riddle Me" 59 -
1985 "I'm Not Fooled"/"The Pillow" 59 -
1985 "I Got You Babe" (with Chrissie Hynde) 1 15
1985 "Don't Break My Heart" 3 -
1986 "Sing Our Own Song" 5 10
1986 "All I Want to Do" 42 -
1987 "Rat In My Kitchen" 12 -
1987 "Watchdogs" 39 -
1987 "Maybe Tomorrow" 14 -
1988 "Reckless" (with Afrika Bambaataa) 17 -
1988 "Where Did I Go Wrong" 26 -
1988 "Red Red Wine" (U.S. re-issue) - 1
1988 "Breakfast in Bed" (with Chrissie Hynde) 6 -
1988 "Come Out To Play" 77 -
1989 "I Would Do For You" 45 -
1989 "Homely Girl" 6 -
1990 Kingston Town 4 -
1990 "Wear You To The Ball" 35 -
1990 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (with Robert Palmer) 6 -
1990 "Impossible Love" 47 -
1991 "The Way You Do the Things You Do" 49 6
1991 "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" 46 7
1991 "Groovin'" - 90
1992 "One In Ten" (remix by 808 State) 17 -
1993 "(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You" 1 1
1993 "Higher Ground" 8 45
1993 "Bring Me Your Cup" 24 -
1994 "C'est La Vie" 37 -
1994 "Reggae Music" 28 -
1995 "Until My Dying Day" 15 -
1997 "Tell Me Is It True" 14 -
1997 "Always There" 53 -
1998 "Come Back Darling" 10 -
1998 "Holly Holy" 31 -
1999 "The Train Is Coming" 30 -
2000 "Light My Fire" 63 -
2001 "Since I Met You Lady" (with Lady Saw) / "Sparkle Of My Eyes" 40 -
2002 "Cover Up" 54 -
2003 "Swing Low" 15 -
2005 "Kiss And Say Goodbye" 19 -
2005 "Reasons" (with Hunterz and The Dhol Blasters) 75 -
2006 "Who You Fighting For (Download Only)" - -

“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Food For Thought was the first single released by British reggae band UB40. ... this is a song by ub40. ... Red Red Wine is a song originally written and recorded by Neil Diamond that was then covered by Tony Tribe and more famously by UB40 in later years. ... Please Dont Make Me Cry is the follow-up single to reggae group UB40s chart-topping cover of Neil Diamonds Red Red Wine. Both singles were taken from the groups 1983 album Labour of Love. ... I Got You Babe is a 1965 number-one hit single by American rock music duo Sonny & Cher. ... Chrissie Hynde (born Christine Ellen Hynde, 7 September 1951, Akron, Ohio) is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Breakfast in Bed is a soul/R&B song written by Eddie Hinton and Donnie Fritts. ... Kingston Town is a 1970 song by Lord Creator. ... For other persons of the same name, see Robert Palmer. ... The Way You Do the Things You Do is a 1964 hit single by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. ... this is a song by ub40. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... Cant Help Falling in Love is a song that was originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1962, and was later recorded by various artists such as UB40 in the early 1990s. ... This article is about The Doors song. ... Lady Saw on cover of her 2004 release Strip Tease Lady Saw is a Jamaican singer, known as the first Lady of Dancehall. She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy (which she did with No Doubt for Underneath It All — Best Performance by a Duo or Group... Reasons is a song by the dub/reggae band UB40. ... Hunterz is an English urban musician with Arabic, Hindi and Bhangra influences. ...

See also

Gary Tyler, (born July 1958) has been a prisoner since 1975 and was the true-life subject of an important early song by British reggae band UB40. ... This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ...

References

  1. ^ UB40 sue Paris Hilton over copyright
  2. ^ Paris in UB40 rip-off row
  3. ^ Press Statement: PARIS HILTON & UB40
  • UB40's Full Pictures Sleeves UK Discography at QuasimodoBell

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