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UB40 steps Behind the Rope. Robin Campbell and Jimmy Brown, two of the members of the iconic band, are here to chat about their rise from humble beginnings and first show in a local pub over five decades ago to national superstardom and global musical domination. Best know for their songs “Red Red Wine” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You”, UB40 chats about their musical inspirations, the ups and downs of the music business, the secret to success and longevity in this business, and intense appreciation they have to still be selling out arenas on their global worldwide tour which will commence later this year in support of their just released album. Of course, we chat about what the music scene was like when they were “up and coming” with colleagues / contemporaries such as Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and so on. Robin and Jimmy chat about that one time they “shunned” Sharon Stone from performing with them, their cameo in the underrated “Speed Two” with Sandra Bullock, what they think of Cher whose “I Got You Babe” they covered, the current state of music show competitions such as American Idol and America’s Got Talent, and the current state of the music industry today. One word, auto-tune. The boys now have a new album, “Bigga Baggariddim”, and are about to embark on a sold out stadium tour oversees. We look back, chat about the present and look ahead to what is next for this classic super group that just won’t slow down!
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