This is UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue. They are all founding members of the original award winning British Reggae and Pop band UB40. Founded in 1979 in their native Birmingham, United Kingdom, (yes they are originally Brummies) UB40 grew to be a legendary band, famed for their soulful music which topped the charts in the UK, and sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide. See videos here for the tracks which were UK No1 Hits:
Red Red Wine https://youtu.be/zXt56MB-3vc
I Can’t Help Halling In Love with You https://youtu.be/vUdloUqZa7w
I’ve Got You Babe
If you were around in the 80s, you will definitely remember Ali Campbell ‘s voice which dominated the airwaves. Listening to their music today just makes you feel nostalgic. It takes you right back in memory lane. Watch video here:
Come Back Darling
The band continued on its trajectory of success until in the mid 2000s when a feud ensued, which culminated in Ali leaving the band. By this time all the band members had been declared bankrupt.
Astro and Mickey also left later to join Ali. Together they have traversed the globe, conductung successful live concerts across the world and visiting the most exotic of places.
If you are planning to be in the UK over the coming UK summer holidays, make a date, as Ali, Astro and Mickey are in for the Grand Slam tour, which is currently underway until 12th August. Supporting artists include among others, the Orignal Wailers . Listen to teasers here:
Red Red Wine
Many Rivers to Cross
As with all others we like, we have been trying to analyse Ali, Astro and Mickey’s sense of style when it comes to fashion. From what we gather, they all love sunglasses and quality jeans. Astro has always been in dreads…we wonder what pomade he uses for his hair- Most likely Penhaligon’s Bayolea Cream for his locks. Micky is easy going with his denims and tees. As for Ali, he seems to particularly love Converse and jeans as can be seen in the first picture in comments below. Don’t all Reggae fans do? Our guess is that they are the best shoes to dance to Reggae in. So get yourself a pair of Converse and get ready for the skanking!!!
Ladies and Gents, shop Original Converse and BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. Shop Denims (Jeans) and other assorted British Clothing, Hair and Skin Care products Knightsbridge Place to get you looking like a legend too. We are at the Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka, opposite Standard Chartered Bank. 0977665511
Cover Photo Credit: UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey
The Daily Mail Online
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