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The band Ub40 was founded in 1978. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Birmingham. Generally, music journalists would define Ub40’s style within the genre/s of reggae, and other rock music.
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Max Alfred "Maxi" Elliott (born 10 June 1961), known by his stage name Maxi Priest, is a British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent. He is best known for singing reggae music with an R&B influence, otherwise known as reggae fusion. He was one of the first int... [wikipedia]
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Peter M. Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers (1963–1976), after which he established himsel... [wikipedia]
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What Genre is Ub40?
Ub40 genre is not easily defined. Music magazines and journalists have different opinions on a clearly defined genre for Ub40. However, many describe the style within the genre/s of reggae, and other rock music.