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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1979–present)

Innovative Birmingham pop reggae band who helped popularize the genre with early albums Signing Off (1980) and Present Arms (1981) fronted by the Campbell brothers Robin and Ali (both guitar, vocals). They were UK chart regulars with their gently skanking but political singles ‘The Earth Dies Screaming’ and ‘One In Ten’, punctuated by Brian Travers’ sax. Their 1993 version of ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ gave them a US No. 1. They still record and tour with brother Duncan replacing Ali.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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