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The Resume

    (1978- )
    Formed in Birmingham, England
    Brian Travers (February 7, 1959 – Saxophone)
    James Brown (November 20, 1957 – Drums)
    Astro (Terence Wilson, June 24, 1957 - Reggae Toaster)
    Recorded ‘Red Red Wine’ (Reached #1 in 1983 in the UK and 1988 in the US), ‘I Got You Babe’ (Duet with Chrissie Hynde in 1986), ‘I Can't Help Falling in Love With You’ (Number one hit in US and the UK in 1993)
    Musical guest on Saturday Night Live (1994)
    UB40 is named after the British unemployment benefit form
    Honored with the International achievement award at the ‘48th annual Ivor Novello Awards located in London England’ (2003)
    Robin Campbell (December 25, 1954, born in Birmingham, England - lead guitar, vocals)
    Ali Campbell (February 15, 1959, born in Birmingham, England - lead guitar, vocals)
    Earl Falconer (January 23, 1959, born in Birmingham, England - Bass, Vocals)
    Michael Virtue (January 19, 1957, born in Birmingham, England ? Keyboards)
    Brian Travers (February 7, 1959 ? Saxophone)
    James Brown (November 20, 1957 ? Drums)
    Norman Hassan (January 26, 1958, born in Birmingham, England - Percussion, Vocals)
    Astro (Terence Wilson, June 24, 1957 - Reggae Toaster)

Why they might be annoying:

    Their music was part of a small United Kingdom study to see if unborn babies remember music heard in the mother’s womb.
    Most of their music are remakes from other artist's songs.
    In 1991, a 22 year old female fan sued lead singer Ali, claiming him to be the father of her baby.
    In 1990, Christie Hynde got a divorce from her husband, sparking rumors that she had an affair with lead singer Ali.
    They spent six months in a cellar learning how to play instruments (1978).
    The band has been known to smoke cannabis.
    Ali had a drinking problem.

Why they might not be annoying:

    'Red Red Wine' became a huge hit in the United States after they performed the song at the all-star Free Nelson Mandela concert at Wembley Stadium (June 11, 1988).
    Some of the members of the band supposedly met while standing on the Unemployment Line in the UK (1978).
    Chrissie Hynde of the musical group 'Pretenders' asked them to go on a UK music tour with her group (1980).
    They were the first band not signed with a major record label to reach the top 10.
    Their 1994 single, 'C'est La Vie' was inspired by a conversation they had with a Haitian woman who told them that she had seen someone in her country sell their baby for $20.
    The group is still together after 25 years (2003).

Credit: My Niece Alyse

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 45 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 79 Votes: 58.23% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 55 Votes: 43.64% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 144 Votes: 47.92% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 87 Votes: 64.37% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 89.47% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 37 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 193 Votes: 47.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 54 Votes: 35.19% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 54 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 78 Votes: 47.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 67.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 72 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 37 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 110 Votes: 43.64% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 126 Votes: 60.32% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 228 Votes: 60.96% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 416 Votes: 49.76% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 209 Votes: 60.29% Annoying