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Ali Campbell


Children name in contemporary pop-reggae circles, Ali Campbell (given birth to Alistair Campbell on Feb 15, 1959, in Birmingham, Britain) was known — mainly — because the lead vocalist and guitarist for U.K. reggae take action UB40. That music group, which Campbell created using the seven additional users in the past due ’70s, was a U.K. pop graph stalwart, eventually breaking the worldwide marketplace using its stylistic addresses of well-known favorites such as for example “Red BURGANDY OR MERLOT WINE” and “(I CANNOT Help) Falling deeply in love with You.” Besides becoming the frontman, it had been Campbell’s “fortune” to getting inside a “compensatory” pub fight that could result in UB40 finally obtaining their (much-needed) devices. Their 1st gig occurred in early 1979, and — after becoming noticed by Chrissie Hynde — points started to snowball, a minimum of in britain. America had not been broached until 1983 using the addresses record Labour of Like, which included these hit solitary “Red BURGANDY OR MERLOT WINE,” and in 1993 with another addresses record Labour of Like II, which included the popular Elvis Presley ballad. Campbell, like a single designer, debuted with 1995’s Big Like. It strike the British TOP, thanks partly to “That Try Your Eye,” his strike duet with Pamela Starks. Ali Campbell finally remaining UB40 once and for all in 2008. He previously released another TOP single album, Running Free of charge, in 2007, and he still left the music group alleging poor business procedures by band administration. (Another founding person in the band, key pad participant Mickey Virtue, implemented him out immediately after.) Traveling High followed in ’09 2009, reflecting contemporary sensibilities with an appearance from dirt artist Sway along with a Britney Spears cover. Great Uk Songs arrived twelve months later, filled up with Campbell’s cover variations of popular materials through the 1960s and ’70s. In 2014, Campbell announced the Oct discharge of his 5th single album, Silhouette, offering efforts from Mickey Virtue and a third first UB40 member, vocalist Astro, who got left the music group in 2013. Accurate to Campbell’s type, Silhouette was large on addresses, both reggae and pop, including remakes of nuggets with the Beatles, Dennis Dark brown, Bob Dylan, the Chi-Lites, as well as the Pioneers.

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Full Name Ali Campbell
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality British
Spouse Julie Campbell
Children Indica Campbell, Kaya Campbell, Max Campbell, Ali Junior Campbell, Louis Campbell, Kibibi Campbell, Drew Campbell, Jack Campbell
Parents Ian Campbell, Patricia Weaver
Siblings Duncan Campbell
Music Groups UB40

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1 Peace Concert with Ub40 in Sri-Lanka, invited by the new government. [December 2002]
2 Children with Bernadette: Ali Campbell Jr (1981), Max Campbell (1983), Kibibi Campbell (1988), Indica Campbell (1993).
3 Is the lead singer and rhythm player of UB40. His brother is the lead guitarist Robin Campbell. They are sons of folk singer Ian Campbell.



Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2016 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Beautiful Creatures 2000 writer: "Girls Like Us"
Something Wild 1986 writer: "Zero, Zero Seven Charlie"



New Zealand's Got Talent 2012 TV Series UB40
UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe 1985 Video short Ali Campbell



Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Musical Guest
Flashback: The History of UK Black Music 2016 Documentary Himself - singer UB40
The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
80s Rewind Festival 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Breakfast 2005-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer and Songwriter
Ali Campbell: Great British Songs 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Loose Women 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Spicks and Specks 2008 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2008 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
TV Tonga News 2006 TV Series Himself
Tubridy Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
The Pop Years 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2002 TV Series Himself
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary Himself (segments "I Got You Babe" and "Breakfast in Bed") (as UB40)
Top of the Pops 1980-1998 TV Series Himself - UB40 / Himself
Lauren Hutton and... 1996 TV Series Himself
Zona franca 1995 TV Series Himself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1990 TV Series Himself
The Comic Strip Presents... 1988 TV Series Himself - Vocals and Guitar, UB40
The Roxy 1987 TV Series Himself
A tope 1987 TV Series Himself
Urgh! A Music War 1981 Documentary Himself - UB40

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20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1981-1995 TV Series Himself / Himself - UB40

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1 Never before had we seen pop getting so brazenly political. Thatcher was a hate figure that seemed to unite everyone.

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