UB40 wants to distance itself from the entire Brett Kavanaugh controversy. This week it was reported that when the Supreme Court nominee was a student at Yale University, “he was accused of throwing ice onto another man, whom a friend said the judge believed was (Ali Campbell, the) singer of the reggae-pop band.” A spokesperson for UB40 founding member guitarist/vocalist Robin Campbell told Billboard in a statement, “Obviously, there must have been an assault because the police were called and a report was filed, but this is a case of mistaken identity and has nothing to do with UB40.” (Billboard) Former UB40 frontman Ali Campbell, maintained that he would've remembered someone throwing ice at him, telling The Guardian: “I first found out that my name was being dragged into the biggest news story of the year when I woke up and my wife came in and said: ‘What’s all this about you and Brett Kavanaugh?' I said: 'I have absolutely no idea.' Then people started ringing up asking for a comment on this supposed ruckus in a bar between him and someone who looked like me in 1985. My obvious comment is: 'It wasn’t me!'” (The Guardian) Bruce Springsteen has been making his concert films available for free on YouTube. Backstreets.com posted “The River Tour, Tempe 1980 film — originally available only as part of The Ties That Bind box set — became available on YouTube for free HD streaming up to 1080p, posted as individual tracks and gathered into a full playlist.” In addition to that, over the past four months, several other classic Springsteen concert releases have been making their way in full on to YouTube, including, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park; In Concert/MTV Plugged; and Live In New York City. (Backstreets) Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham — the inspiration for Buddy Holly's classics “Peggy Sue” and its sequel “Peggy Sue Got Married,” died in Lubbock, Texas on October 1st at age 78. Peggy Sue, who went to high school with Holly went on to marry Crickets co-founder and drummer Jerry “J.I.” Allison, who actually co-wrote “Peggy Sue” with Holly, despite going uncredited. Peggy Sue's son in-law, Tom Stathos, shed light on the song's origins: “It was originally going to be 'Cindy Lou' (Holly's niece) and (Allison) wanted to impress Peggy Sue, so he got Buddy to change the name.” Peggy Sue and Allison were married throughout the 1960's and upon divorcing, Peggy Sue actually became the first licensed female plumber in California when her second husband launched his own a plumbing business. “Peggy Sue Got Married” went on to be used as the theme song and title of the 1986 Kathleen Turner and Nicholas Cage movie. (The Daily Mail)

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