This Day in Music 15.02.2016
1959 Born on this day in Birmingham (England) Alistar Ian “Ali” Campbell, english singer, solo artist and songwriter, lead vocal and founding member of UB40.
UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in December 1978 in south Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart.
The band's lineup was stable for nearly 29 years but in January 2008 Ali Campbell left the band. Six years later, in August 2014, Campbell announced that he had reunited with former UB40 band mates Astro and Mikey to record a new album 'Silhouette', released on October 2014.
Together with the UB40, Campbell sold over 70 million records worldwide and had the 1983 UK No.1 and 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' (a cover version of a Neil Diamond song) and over 30 other top 40 hits. He also had the solo 1995 UK No.5 single 'That Look In Your Eye'.
Actually Campbell and the UB40 are touring Australia and New Zeland.