Saxophone player Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence Oswald (known to fans as Astro), and percussionist Norman Hassan were all declared insolvent.
At Birmingham County Court, District Judge Richard Musgrave gave liquidators the ok to chase debts and royalty payments on UB40’s hits including chart topping Red Red Wine at a previous hearing in July. He warned the reggae outfit they would have to pay costs in the case, believed to be in the region of £57,000.
In the week that they were declared bankrupt they played a gig to fans at the pub where they first performed together in 1978, the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham.
It is a sad chapter in the history of a band who have had more than 50 chart hits selling over 70m records.
The 22-year old announced her absence herself via her Twitter page, writing “Sorry I haven’t tweeted in a while.I’ve not been very well.Miss u @MollieTheSats @unahealy @vanessawhite @RochelleTheSats I’ll b back soon x (sic.)”
A spokesperson for the group confirmed that Frankie Sandford has checked herself into a clinic, but said that the treatment was not to do with drink, drugs or cosmetic surgery.
Frankie Sandford is frequently referred to as the “sexy” one of the band, regularly appearing in men’s magazine polls and is a paparazzi favourite, and well documented by magazines and websites for her interest in fashion and stylish looks. Sandford has been linked to take over Cheryl Cole”s seat on the judging panel of The X Factor After producers stated; “Frankie has all the right ingredients for an X Factor judge – she looks great, she can hold her own and she’s been there. The Saturdays have had to work hard so she knows what the wannabes are going through.” When she was questioned about the show she stated she was just happy to be herself if she got the role.