Memoirs of Willie Williams
The following story has been written in one of Mr. Goudas memoirs, in 2007.
In the days of the 813 Club, Mr. Goudas was one of the main disc jockeys in the club, and when he was spinning the records.
It was an EVENT…EVERYONE WAS ON THE DANCE FLOOR.
Even single people danced by themselves! After all it was a night out.
Who could resist Mr. Whoo? He knew exactly what pleased the crowd, and the faster the music, the better the fun.
Obviously, the working crew, which included waiters, bartenders, cooks etc., did not participate in this particular session.
They engaged in private breaks.
On this particular occasion Willie Williams, the manager of the 813 Club, took the moment to go to the washroom.
At one point, while everyone was dancing, shouting and screaming with joy, Willie, who is a 380-pound and almost 7 foot giant, pulled his zipper up and accidentally caught something, causing him to jump up and down, and to howl in pain.
He ran out of the washroom jumping up and down and screaming for mercy. He then unintentionally joined the crowd who was already jumping up and down to the rhythms of Mr. Whoo playing The Six and Seven Books of Moses.
For anyone who knows the song, back then it was referred to as the SKA, and no one ever sat down to this music.
Needless to say, even when the song was finished, Willie was still screaming and jumping up and down.
Not knowing the pain he was suffering, because of what was caught in his fly, the crowd requested Mr. Whoo to play the song all over again, to please the manager who was obviously in a dancing mood!
When they finally realized that Willie was in excruciating pain, all the ladies VOLUNTEERED to assist in comforting him until the ambulance arrived.
Although it appears to be a funny story, it was actually very painful…to even write it!
NOTE: Willie is 100% okay today, but back then he could not engage in certain activities for a considerable period of time.
Regardless, after these many years, we still laugh every time this story comes up…!
Big Willy in 1997 for Mr.Goudas
Big Willy gives a Toast at the Celebration of Spyros Peter Goudas 30 years.
Willy Williams was the Manager of the 813 Club one of the best Caribbean Clubs in North America, from 1972 to 1982.
He was also the personal bodyguard of Spyros Peter Goudas.
Each Christmas, Spyros Peter Goudas gave a free party for children of all nationalities in the 813 club and Willy Williams dressed up as Santa Claus and entertained all the children.
In this video, Big Willy, his nickname, Willy Williams ad libbed whatever he had to say on the occasion of Spyros Peter Goudas 30 year anniversay in Canada.