UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records. The ethnic makeup of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican parentage.
UB40 Concert Films
UB40 Top Tracks
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 55 minSmooth delivery, high-spirited melodies, that velvet voice and a soul-stirring rhythmic foundation. All are the elements that Steve Winwood brings to Soundstage featuring his recent work from the album About Time along with his classic hits including "Why Can't We Live Together" and "Back in the High Life." Winwood also performs "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" - hits from his days with Traffic (recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
Live In Sydney
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minCulture Club were one of the most successful British acts of the eighties and this concert from Australia captures them at the height of their fame in 1984, at which point their album Colour By Numbers had reached the No.1 spot in over fifty countries and racked up sales in the millions. Performing hit after hit in front of a wildly enthusiastic audience, this program perfectly captures the sheer spectacle and excitement of Culture Club live.
Exodus: Live at the Rainbow
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minBob Marley and The Wailers came to London's Rainbow Threatre in the summer of 1977. The Exodus album was riding the British Charts. The band's potent, magical music was everywhere; on the airwaves, the jukeboxes, the sound systems, hi-fi's. Bob Marley was one of the most evocative and charismatic performers of the Seventies, an artist whose songs have now worked their way into the very fabric of our times.
Classic Albums: Stars
Runtime: 49 minSIMPLY RED, with their soulful pop songs, will go down in history as one of the UK's biggest and most successful pop bands of the late eighties and early nineties. Formed in 1984, Mick Hucknall and co. released their debut album "Picture Book" in 1985, which went platinum, making SIMPLY RED one of that year's major success stories. Their following albums, "Men And Women" and "A New Flame" respectively, continued this success but it was the arrival of SIMPLY RED's fourth album "Stars", released in September 1991 that would change history forever.
Roots of the Man
Runtime: 49 minWe explore the life of one of the 20th century's most charismatic performers. Bob Marley's renown now transcends the role of reggae luminary: he is regarded as a cultural icon who implored his people to know their history.