b. St. Ann’s, Jamaica, West Indies. Williams (also known as Willi Williams) is best known for his huge ‘Armagideon Time’ hit for Coxsone Dodd in 1979, one of the records that heralded the dancehall era, in which old Studio One rhythms were revitalized and garnished with new lyrics. In this case, the original Sound Dimension instrumental, ‘Real Rock’, was dusted down for Williams’ lyrics. The Clash were sufficiently impressed to try their hand at the song. The rhythm has always been popular and there are still innumerable versions doing the rounds in the mid-90s. Williams started in the music business at the age of 14, recording ‘Calling’ for Dodd, and going on to run his own sound system, Tripletone, at the end of the decade. In the early 70s he ran his own label, Soul Sounds, producing the likes of Delroy Wilson and the Versatiles. He also sang alongside Freddie McGregor with the Generation Gap. Dodd issued a number of follow-up singles, including ‘Addis Adaba’ and ‘Jah Righteous Plan’, though they failed to make as much of an impression. He also recorded for Yabby You, cutting a variation on his big hit entitled ‘Armagideon Man’, but further success eluded him. However, he has continued to make records, some of which, such as ‘Sweet Home’ for Black Victory records, were extremely good, but he is still seeking the record that will re-establish his name in the marketplace.