Tag Archives: UB40

UB40 at The Eagle and Tun

We recently shared the fantastic news that The Eagle and Tun has reopened. In even better news, the whole UB40 gang visited the refurbished pub to reminisce about days gone by, and talk about their continued love for our little … Continue reading

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Link: Pubs: Then & Now: #032 Eagle & Tun, Digbeth : 1998 to 2011 (RIP??)

Pubs: Then & Now: #032 Eagle & Tun, Digbeth : 1998 to 2011 (RIP??) – A brilliant homage to the sadly closed Eagle and Tun pub, charting through its phases as the Ansells pub The Cauliflower Ear, to its days … Continue reading

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Getgood Link: YouTube – Drivelsville News

YouTube – Drivelsville News – This a bizarre little film of computerised anchorwoman Sal having what seems to be a joke at UB40’s expense. I quite like the way Sal says Digbeth: “Dig-BETH”. You’re not from round here, are you … Continue reading

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Getgood Link: Brummie of the Year 2009 – Brian Travers – Birmingham: It’s Not Shit

Brummie of the Year 2009 – Brian Travers – Birmingham: It’s Not Shit – Old news for most – UB40’s Brian Travers is crowned Brummie of the Year 2009 with Mr Ralph coming second, closely followed by Capsule’s Jenny and … Continue reading

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UB40 at The Rainbow – some links

UB40 played their Raise The Roof gig at The Rainbow last night, raising publicity to the campaign against the Noise Abatement order as well as money for a new, sound-insulating roof.  Photographer Karen Strunks listened to her gut instinct and … Continue reading

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Getgood Link: UB40 – One In Ten – Steve Recommends…

UB40 – One In Ten – Steve Recommends… – Tonight UB40 are playing a free gig at The Rainbow to help them Raise The Roof and hopefully fend off the noise abatement madness. Here, according to Steve Lawson, is why … Continue reading

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Getgood Link: Some thoughts on Birmingham’s music scene | Created in Birmingham

Some thoughts on Birmingham’s music scene | Created in Birmingham – It’s not a pretty picture, I’m afraid. But it does include the news that UB40 will be playing a one-off gig at The Rainbow on 3 November to raise … Continue reading

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Getgood Link: The Hearing Aid: Radio 4…Rainbow Nil

The Hearing Aid: Radio 4…Rainbow Nil – Many thanks to The Baron for posting this link to Radio 4’s You And Yours on Fri 17th July, which features the fight to save The Rainbow. ‘It’s a great little feature, again … Continue reading

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Getgood Link: UB40 speak to the Sunday Mercury

YouTube – UB40 speak to the Sunday Mercury – Interview with the band in Digbeth.

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The Rainbow bites back

The Rainbow was packed on Friday night with people waiting to see Kent Davis react to Birmingham City Council’s serving of a Noise Abatement Order against his much-loved live music venue. And what a stirring, impassioned speech it was – … Continue reading

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