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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. ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Tree, ‘With Or Without You’ 1988 ‘Desire’ 1991 Achtung Baby 1992 ‘One’ 2004 ‘Vertigo’ 2009 No Line On The Horizon Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock Personalities | UB40 | Eighties | Rock ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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and David Steele found even greater success with Fine Young Cannibals. Meanwhile, other, non-2-Tone-affiliated UK groups also contributed to the reggae- and mod-influenced spirit of the times. Birmingham’s UB40 went for direct, albeit multiracial, dub and roots reggae, creating a mournful but infectious protest music that established them as the most successful non-Jamaican reggae act of ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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mixed with that market in mind has always maintained a presence, with artists including Matumbi, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Apache Indian, Musical Youth and hardy perennials UB40, who continue to manage to translate reggae to a mainstream audience. Jamaican music has had a great influence on the pop scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Beyond ...

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