The Pretenders with UB40

The Pretenders played Sheffield City Hall in May 1982, and a review in Hullfire (The University of Hull student newspaper) featured Photos 4 and 12 below, which I had taken earlier at a Hull University gig on Thursday 7th of February, 1980, where UB40 were the support.

This page (as of July 2016) now features many previously unseen photos (Nos. 4, 10, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24, 33, and 35 were posted previously, starting from March 1997), including some of UB40.

To capture these images, I used 400 ASA black-and-white film, uprated by extended darkroom processing, in a Praktika camera, developing and printing them in the Hull Students' Union darkroom.

All pictures are thumbnails; click to view full size. All photographs are Copyright by C J Seymour 1980 unless specifically attributed. All Rights Reserved.

UB40 lineup March 1979 - January 2008

  • Jimmy Brown - drums
  • Ali Campbell - guitar, vocals
  • Robin Campbell - guitar, vocals
  • Earl Falconer - bass guitar
  • Norman Hassan - percussion, trombone, vocals
  • Brian Travers - saxophone
  • Mickey Virtue - keyboards
  • Astro - percussion, trumpet, vocals

The Pretenders lineup 1978-1982

  • Chrissie Hynde - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • James Honeyman-Scott - lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Pete Farndon - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers - drums, backing vocals, percussion