Link&Chain is a unique musical group that has been performing and recording for about twenty five years (25). ” This outstanding group involves four extraordinary dedicated rastaman. Dwight Campbell the maestro is known as “Tweetie”, Paul Williams, the big voice and writer is “Mirror”. Trevor Douglas is known to us as “Kasha” and is the inspiration, the strong one and O’Neil Griffiths, the man who was always there and eventually became the newest member of the group.
The name is as unique as the group and came about through a process that involved high meditation and elimination. “Kasha” (Trevor) was the inspired member who first suggested Link&Chain and as explained by “Tweetie” (Dwight) “many Links make up a chain and the chain is binding. Every member is a link, every fan is another link and this chain now will become a link to world unity through music.” Reflection on the shackles and struggles of the black man was a part of the thought process that makes this name such a universal and striking one. Link&Chain was originally a Trio make up of accomplished and well intended youths who had music plastered all over them. Based in quiet Port Maria bay these youngsters were LINKED to the Island recording group Foundation by a thread that ran through their life, their music and their sound. Ranging from 13 plus and 20, they gathered “up at Beverly Hills and rehearsed they had an affinity for learning the music and musical creation. They already sang like birds, ‘Mirrow"and“Tweetie” learnt to play the guitar and the “foundation” for this formidable group was set. O’Neil who was already a spiritual member, and later officially joined the group as its fourth harmony. There was a cross fertilization between these groups and eventually when Foundation moved to Island Records, Link&Chain and Earth Messengers were poised to become big stars as a part of producer Lawrence “Jack Ruby” Lindo’s new entourage. He signed Donovan and Foundation to Island Records and Link&Chain and Earth Messengers were to be next. He only half fulfilled his dream before he passed.
New Day is significant because it was the first attempt at a studio recording and the second song written by the groups’ strongman “Mirror”, having already written “My head was anointed with joy”. This first song though, was still a nerve racking undertaking although they were well rehearsed and knowledgeable in their craft. CHECK OUT NEW DAY"REVISITED"