Ian Campbell - Ub40 Stars' Folk Singer Father Dies

Scottish folk singer Ian Campbell, father of Ub40 stars Ali, Robin and Duncan Campbell, has died at the age of 79.

The veteran musician passed away on 24 November (12) after a battle with cancer.

Campbell rose to fame with the Ian Campbell Folk Group in the 1960s and is credited with reviving British folk music during the decade.

He released numerous albums and toured with the band before its split in 1978 and went on to work in television before returning to his musical roots.

The musician was honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Britain in February (12) for his contribution to the genre over the years.

Campbell's sons Ali, Robin and Duncan Campbell have all been part of successful reggae group Ub40, while his eldest, David, worked as the band's manager.


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