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UB40/RED RED WINE LYRICS/EUROPEAN MUSIC CULTURE
Red, red wine, goes to my head,
Makes me forget that I
Still need you so

Red, red wine, it's up to you
All I can do, I've done
But memories won't go
No, memories won't go

I'd have thought that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don't let me be alone
It's tearing apart
My blue, blue heart

I'd have thought that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don't let me be alone
It's tearing apart
My blue, blue heart
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BRIEF HISTORY OF UB40 AS ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTING GROUPS TO EUROPEAN MUSIC CULTURE

UB40 is an international Reggae/pop star group from Birmingham in Britain. They dominated Reggae/pop world in late 70s. The band started as friendly or neighborhood bands comprising of friends from various schools across Birmingham. The term UB40 itself refers to UK unemployment benefit form called “form 40”. The form is usually issued to people claiming unemployment benefit from the UK government through Department of Health and Social Security [DHSS]. Their first album was titled “Signing Off”, denoting signing off from unemployment benefits.

The founding members of the group are: Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Ali Campbell, and Earl Falconer. Their first music gig took place on 9 February 1979, at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham at a friend's birthday party. Their first single, "King"/"Food for Thought", No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart was released at Graduate Records. The group became popular in US and the world at large with their 1983 Labor of Love. The album reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 8 on US Billboard 200. The album feature “Red Red wine” which stay on top of the chart more than hundred weeks. Though, it is generally believed that their most successful and worldwide single release is the reggae/pop version of "[I Can't Help] Falling In Love With You".

Presently, the group is still functioning, but not without some setbacks. Their setbacks originate from some incidences like: resignation of some key members, bankruptcies etc. But all said and done, the group is one of the best reggae/pop groups on the surface of the planet in this generation. It has more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart with over 70 million sold records. It was nominated for a Grammy Award on the reggae series in 2006 for the album “Who You Fighting For”. Most of their most popular numbers includes: Labor of love, Red Red Wine, Can't Help Falling in Love, "I Got You Babe etc.

FURTHER READING:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fm0sruGDRM
http://www.lyrics.com/red-red-wine-lyrics-ub40.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UB40
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