Commemorating Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell and Carl Perkins at the Cultural Centre

Sir George Martin (left), Lady Martin (2nd from right)

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Sir George and Lady Martin on January 16, 2012 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre unveiled two plaques commemorating the memories of Carl Perkins and the Mighty Arrow, Alphonsus Cassell. The platinum discs also commemorate the Music for Montserrat All-star charity concert in London on September 15, 1997, at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

At the unveiling, Governor Adrian Davis introduced Sir George and Lady Martin. He welcomed the small gathering, noting the presence of members of the Arrow’s family and paid tribute to Sir George and Lady Martin.

He recalled that he had already been at functions between 15-20 times at the Cultural Centre since his arrival to Montserrat. “It’s a tribute to Sir George Martin, philanthropy, and his wife Judy that the Montserrat Cultural Centre exists and it’s such a wonderful venue for Montserrat,” he said, announcing meantime, “the purpose for being here today is to complete the putting out of plaques which commemorate the concert that Sir George and Lady Martin arranged in London to raise money for Montserrat after the volcano…”

Before unveiling the plaques Sir George explained, that people may not understand the hands they see on the walls around the foyer, to the auditorium. “Every one of these hands belongs to an artist who performed in that concert (the All-star charity concert in London). Two people couldn’t have their hands embossed because they weren’t around. Carl Perkins died before we got around to it, and the Mighty Arrow, we tried real hard to get his hands cast but he became too ill to travel and we didn’t manage it. So instead of that, we’ve got a platinum disc commemorating Arrow and a platinum disc commemorating Carl Perkins which we’re going to put up…”

He recalled at the concert, “we had a wonderful line up – we had Sting, Elton John, Erick Clapton, Paul McCartney, all the people who worked at Air studio and who had a love for Montserrat,” as well as, “two Americans came, Jimmy Buffett and Carl Perkins,” who both paid their own way to participate in the concert.

At the end of the unveiling and placing of the plaques, Governor Davis said, as he emphasised the Matin’s love for Montserrat, “I know we’re all very happy that you’ve been so involved and continue to be involved in Montserrat,” noting that all the performers were, “very fantastic.”

Voice: Arrow n Perkins Cultural Centre Memorials – 

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Arrow and Sir George at: http://www.tropicalradiocaribbean.com/#!in-focus

 

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Sir George Martin (left), Lady Martin (2nd from right)

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Sir George and Lady Martin on January 16, 2012 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre unveiled two plaques commemorating the memories of Carl Perkins and the Mighty Arrow, Alphonsus Cassell. The platinum discs also commemorate the Music for Montserrat All-star charity concert in London on September 15, 1997, at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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At the unveiling, Governor Adrian Davis introduced Sir George and Lady Martin. He welcomed the small gathering, noting the presence of members of the Arrow’s family and paid tribute to Sir George and Lady Martin.

He recalled that he had already been at functions between 15-20 times at the Cultural Centre since his arrival to Montserrat. “It’s a tribute to Sir George Martin, philanthropy, and his wife Judy that the Montserrat Cultural Centre exists and it’s such a wonderful venue for Montserrat,” he said, announcing meantime, “the purpose for being here today is to complete the putting out of plaques which commemorate the concert that Sir George and Lady Martin arranged in London to raise money for Montserrat after the volcano…”

Before unveiling the plaques Sir George explained, that people may not understand the hands they see on the walls around the foyer, to the auditorium. “Every one of these hands belongs to an artist who performed in that concert (the All-star charity concert in London). Two people couldn’t have their hands embossed because they weren’t around. Carl Perkins died before we got around to it, and the Mighty Arrow, we tried real hard to get his hands cast but he became too ill to travel and we didn’t manage it. So instead of that, we’ve got a platinum disc commemorating Arrow and a platinum disc commemorating Carl Perkins which we’re going to put up…”

He recalled at the concert, “we had a wonderful line up – we had Sting, Elton John, Erick Clapton, Paul McCartney, all the people who worked at Air studio and who had a love for Montserrat,” as well as, “two Americans came, Jimmy Buffett and Carl Perkins,” who both paid their own way to participate in the concert.

At the end of the unveiling and placing of the plaques, Governor Davis said, as he emphasised the Matin’s love for Montserrat, “I know we’re all very happy that you’ve been so involved and continue to be involved in Montserrat,” noting that all the performers were, “very fantastic.”

Voice: Arrow n Perkins Cultural Centre Memorials – 

Read more, on Music for Montserrat,

Arrow and Sir George at: http://www.tropicalradiocaribbean.com/#!in-focus