One In Ten, Red Red Wine and Kingston Town are just a few of the chart topping hits the Birmingham based UB40 have brought to our radios over the last three decades.
With 8 Platinum award winning albums under their belt, the band return to Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds pub where they played their first gig in 1979 to be commemorated with the PRS for Music Heritage Award.
UB40 become the eighth band to receive the award, following Blur, Dire Straits, Jethro Tull, Squeeze, Elton John, Snow Patrol and Status Quo.
To celebrate such an award, the band played a short acoustic set in the same room it all began to less than 150 family, friends and fans.
We caught up with Guy Fletcher from PRS to discuss why UB40 deserved such an award.
Keith Allen was amongst the fans to celebrate with old friends while Brian Travers and Astro let slip details about their upcoming album.