original members of reggae group UB40 have been declared bankrupt.

UB40 band members declared bankrupt by judge

UB40 in 1986 UB40 – pictured in 1986 – were named after the government’s unemployment benefit form

A judge at Birmingham County Court made the ruling against saxophone player Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence Oswald and percussionist Norman Hassan last week.

It comes after the failure of the band’s now defunct record label DEP International and a bust-up over finances which split the group in 2008.

UB40 sold more than 70 million records over their 33-year career.

They notched up more than 50 chart hits including Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe and Kingston Town.

The court order lasts for a year and means that tax officers could seize property to pay off any outstanding debts.

via BBC News – UB40 band members declared bankrupt by judge.

~ by musicproducertv on October 18, 2011.

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