Friday, September 17, 2010

Socaobit: Alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell

The name Alphonsus Cassell might be unfamiliar, but - if you've ever been within spitting distance of a Radio One Roadshow - his big hit won't be.

As Arrow, Alphonsus - who has died from brain cancer - did this:

What's surprising is that the song didn't make the top 40 when it first came out - an indication of how much work it used to take to make the charts back in the 1980s. A remix did scrape into the charts in 1995.

Considered to be the most famous Montserrat citizen of his generation, Alphonsus Cassell died on the island that was his home. He was 60.