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UB40 Quiz is designed to test your knowledge of this famous band. How much do you think you really know about UB40? This UB40 Quiz will give you new insight into the history and work of this famous band.
1. UB40 are a British dub/reggae band formed in what year in Birmingham?
a.1979
b.1978
c.1977
d.1976
 
2. The band was named after the paper form issued by the UK government's Department of Employment at the time of the band's formation for claiming unemployment benefit (UB40 = Unemployment Benefit, Form 40)?
a.True
b.False
 
3. The band members began as mates who knew each other from various colleges and schools across Birmingham?
a.True
b.False
 
4. The band purchased its first instruments with 4,000 in compensation money that Campbell, who would become the lead singer, received after a bar fight during his what birthday celebration?
a.12th
b.14th
c.17th
d.18th
 
5. UB40 caught their first break when Chrissie Hynde noticed them at a pub and gave them an opportunity as a support act to her band, called?
a.The Used
b.The Pretenders
c.The Cowboys
d.The Outsiders
 
6. UB40's first single, "King"/"Food for Thought" was released on Graduate Records, a local independent label run by who?
a.David Virr
b.Paul Virr
c.Mike Virr
d.Sam Virr
 
7. Their first album was titled what as the band were signing off from or closing their claim on the unemployment benefit?
a.Signing Off
b.Coming Close
c.Finally Countdown
d.The Shut Off
 
8. Despite great success in the UK, UB40's popularity in the United States was only established after they released "Labour of Love" an album of cover songs, in what year?
a.1982
b.1983
c.1984
d.1985
 
9. Their most successful single release is the cover of the Elvis Presley ballad "(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You" which was intended to be the main title to the what Sharon Stone movie Sliver and was a number one hit across Europe and in the U.S.?
a.1995
b.1994
c.1992
d.1990
 
10. In June 2007 the band started legal action against Paris Hilton and Warner Chappell Music for plagiarism due to similarities between her 2006 debut single "Stars Are Blind" and their 1990 song "Kingston Town"?
a.True
b.False
 
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What others think about UB40
By: Theresa Poling on Mar 22, 2011
  Everybody should hear this Band and hear what their Messages are about they have made me really happy hearing them again and their songs I have never heard are AMAZING.
By: hugh jarse on Sep 20, 2010
  top top group uk's best reggae artist ever
By: Jade on Jan 16, 2010
  I went to see UB40 in Dec 07 it was an amazing experiance!!
By: peter on Dec 25, 2009
  the best white reggae band ever
By: sarah louise turner on Nov 3, 2009
  i love robin and ail cambell
By: Jayla on Jan 23, 2009
  The world's greatest band!
By: Paul Hickey on Jan 17, 2009
  I partied with them in australia
  

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