Did UB40 cover Red Red Wine?
The lyrics are written from the perspective of a person who finds that drinking red wine is the only way to forget his woes. UB40 recorded a cover version in 1983 that went to #1 in the UK and was moderately successful in the United States. It was rereleased in 1988 and went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Was Red Red Wine written by Neil Diamond?
And yes, Red, Red Wine was a good song from way back in 1968. It was written and recorded, originally, by Neil Diamond for his album Just For You. Neil Diamond didn’t have much of a hit with his original rendition, although it did reach 62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Who sang Red Red Wine with UB40?
As it turns out, British reggae stars of yesteryear UB40 didn’t know who they were covering when they recorded their 1983 hit “Red Red Wine,” the Financial Times reports.
How is Brian Travers?
UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers has died after a “long and heroic battle with cancer”, the band has said. Travers, who was one of the reggae group’s founding members, died on Sunday aged 62 at his home in Moseley in Birmingham, surrounded by his family.
When did Bob Marley Release Red Red Wine?
The song was recorded in 1969 by Tony Tribe of Jamaica Marley. UB40 covered it in 1983. It is an urban tradition that Marley recorded the song. In general, I can imagine a song and imagine another artist singing.
Who is the singer of UB40?
The video was filmed in a local Birmingham, England pub where you wouldn’t want to be caught drinking wine.