Classic Hit Academy - Colourful Songs - Red Red Wine - UB40

UB40 recorded this song as a cover of a 1969 UK hit by reggae artist Tony Tribe.

The band did not realize until after their version topped the charts that Neil Diamond wrote it and originally recorded it.

Lead singer Ali Campbell recalls: “The funny thing about the song is we only knew it as a Reggae song. We had no idea that Neil Diamond wrote it.” Apparently even when we the band saw the writing credit which said N. Diamond, they assumed it was a Jamaican artist called Negus Diamond.

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