UB40 saxophonist ,songwriter Brain Travers dies at 62.
Written by crest887fm on August 24, 2021
Founding UB40 saxophone player, and lyricist Brian Travers has passed away at the age of 62 after a long and heroic battle with cancer.
His bandmates said they were devastated by the news about the death of the musical legend.
Travers endured a long battle with cancer and had surgery to remove two brain tumours in 2019 and another operation earlier this year.
He formed the UB40 band with a group of school friends in the late 1970s.
The group from Birmingham made their major breakthrough hit worldwide with their songs Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe and (I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You, which spent seven weeks at number one in 1993.
They were nominated for four Grammy Awards, and Brit Award for best British group in 1984.
They recorded 39 UK top 40 singles ,28 top 40 albums, and sold 100 million albums worldwide.