The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. The group's lineup was Tony Andreason on lead guitar, Dan Winslow on guitar and singing, Steve Wahrer on drums and singing, and Bob Reed on bass. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock.
The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". The single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm.
The group disbanded in 1967. They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989.
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They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989. UB40's music has often tackled social issues such as racism and unemployment. The group disbanded in 1967. Their new injection of life into so many old Jamaican hits has resulted in many musicians and producers renewed popularity and income. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm. Many of UB40's later recordings were inspired by 1960's ska and early lovers rock songs that would have otherwise been forgotten in the public eye. The single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful. They have had a number of hits, most commercially and to amusement of the band, "Red Red Wine", a cover version of a Neil Diamond song (in an arrangement similar to that of Tony Tribe's version).
The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird".
UB40 were influenced by the many Blues Parties they attended as teenagers in multiracial Birmingham, their love of ska and reggae inspired such original tracks as "King", "Madam Medusa", "Ivory Madonna", "Signing Off" and "One in Ten", later covered by 808 State. for claiming unemployment benefits (UB40 = Unemployment Benefits, Form 40). The band is named from the paper form issued by the U.K. The band may be the world's most culturally diverse dub reggae band with English, Turkish, Welsh, African and Jamaican parentage musicians.
UB40 is a popular dub reggae / reggae pop music band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. Homegrown (2003),UK #49. Cover Up (2001), UK #29. The Very Best of UB40 (2000), UK #7.
Labour of Love III (1998), UK #8. UB40 Present the Dancehall Album (1998). Guns in the Ghetto (1997), UK #7. The Best of UB40 - Volume Two (1995), UK #12.
Promises and Lies (1993), UK #1. Labour of Love II (1989), UK #3. UB40 (album)|UB40 (1988), UK #12. The Best of UB40 - Volume One (1987), UK #3.
UB40 CCCP: Live in Moscow (1987); Live in Moscow, Russia 1986. Rat in the Kitchen (1986), UK #8. Baggariddim (1985), UK #14. Geffery Morgan (1984), UK #3.
Labour of Love (1983), UK #1. UB40 Live (1983), UK #44. UB44 (1982), UK #4. Present Arms in Dub (1981), UK #38.
Present Arms (1981), UK #2. Signing Off (1980), UK #2. Pablo Falconer (producer). Astro (toasting vocals).
Terence Wilson (percussion, trumpet). Mickey Virtue (keyboards). Brian Travers (saxophone). Norman Hassan (percussion).
Earl Falconer (Bass guitar, vocals). Robin Campbell (lead guitar, vocals). Ali Campbell (guitar, lead vocals). Jim Brown (drums).