Saturday, September 19, 2009

UB40 in Deptford

A commenter at a previous post has pointed us in the direction of UB40's 1983 version of Many Rivers to Cross - the video of which was made in St Pauls Church, Deptford.

According to a discussion a the UB40 Bulletin Board, the choir in the church that day also included Aswad, Eek a Mouse, Ruby Turner, Jackie Graham, Feargal Sharkey (lead singer with the Undertones) and the late Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy. I also spotted Musical Youth. All this and lots of polystyrene snow. It was directed by Bernard Rose who went on to be a Hollywood director, responsible for films including Candy Man and Immoral Beloved.

Musical Youth in the pews

Exit to fake snow

Feargal Sharkey in red hat

Ali Campbell in pulpit

(updated with stills, October 2015)


Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Thank you. Appreciative visitor here, following link from Caroline's Miscellany. Lived in SE10 (Croom's Hill) in the early '80s, so will be back ...
Minnie (Nice, France).

Anonymous said...

Love a generation to Reggae and Ska. Not the same if Ali isn't part of group.