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UB40

UB40 is a popular reggae and pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England.

The band is multiracial and named after the former U.K. Social Security form for claiming unemployment benefit.

Its members include:

The band purchased its first instruments with compensation money Ali Campbell received after a bar fight, and have had a number of hits, most notably, "Red Red Wine" (a cover version of a Neil Diamond song).

UB40's music has often tackled social issues such as racism and unemployment.

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