London: British singer and the famous founder of the band, UB40 named Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has passed away followed by a short illness, his current band has confirmed.
Band member, Ali Campbell expressed his sorrow over Astro’s demise and stated that he is heart-broken while making the news public. Astro’s Official Twitter account stated on Saturday, that with Astro gone, the world will never be the same.
Terence Wilson was the founder of the British music band called UB40 and he stayed with the group for 30 years after which he broke away from the band to join breakaway group UB40 featuring only Ali Campbell and Astro in 2013.
The band, UB40 was formed in Birmingham in the late 1970s, and over the next 30 years found success with hit songs which include “Red Red Wine” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love.”
The band had to face social and political problems head-on in their songs, as their songs gave voice to working class dissatisfaction with the status quo of the time.
According to Astro, they fount it difficult to write songs about love and rather found militant lyrics easier because they had witnessed these things over the years themselves, it seemed more natural to write around these topics.
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