While the three younger Campbell brothers wrestle with UB40's disputes, elder brother David is rebuilding a folk career, with echoes of their legendary father Ian.
Birmingham's musical dynasties, one family stands out: The Campbells.
The late Ian Campbell was a stalwart of UK folk from the 50s onwards.
Driven by socialist principles, he ran the famed Jug Of
Punch folk club for decades, hosting everyone who came
up through the UK folk scene of the 60s and 70s.
|Photo courtesy of Ian Dunn at Principle Photography|
Three of his sons, Robin and Ali, and later Duncan, helped rewrite British Reggae. The fourth is a traditional folk singer. David Campbell, the eldest by two years, is re-emerging in folk clubs and festivals. Like his dad's work, and like the early UB40 recordings, his work is shot though with political conviction; it's a family tradition.