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I remember UB40 mainly for one song: Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine". The UB40 version of it had a reggae take and was interestingly done. It was catchy and did it some justice. Another hit I remember was Elvis' "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" which also took the original song and repackaged it with a reggae beat.


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Ub40 Last post by batman
19 May 2008

Do You Remember UB40?

Do You Remember UB40?

  • Anonymous user
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    UB40's recording of 'Red Red Wine' was not the first reggae version of the song - It was recorded in this style in the late sixties by Tony Tribe.
  • Anonymous user
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    This group got there name from the Dole card no:ub40, They had a mass of hits in the mid/late 80s with, Red Red wine, Kingston town, Homeley Girl and many more, They were first group to bring reggie in to the main stream of music, and yes there are still touring today!