Location: 33 Station Road, Llanelli
Sponsor: Sir Cliff Richard
Ronnie Cass was the son of a well known Llanelli family who still has a jewellery business in the town. Born on 21 April 1923, Ronnie Cass showed an interest in music from an early age. Educated at the Llanelli Boys' Grammar School Ronnie went on to study economics, music and mathematics at the the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
After serving in the RAF during the second world war he returned to finish his education, subsequently teaching in Llanelli Boys' Grammar School.
However his heart was set on a life in stage and music and so he left for the bright lights of London. Ronnie Cass was to go on to work with many famous stage, theatre, TV and film stars but perhaps he is most well known for his work with Sir Cliff Richard, when he wrote the film scores for 'The Young Ones' , 'Summer Holiday' and 'Wonderful life'.
In 2009, Llanelli Community Heritage planned to commemorate this famous llanelli musician and artist by marking his birthplace with a Blue Plaque and so Llanelli Community Heritage Member, Mr Paul Brookfield contacted Sir Cliff Richard for a brief message of support. Shortly after, he received the exciting reply that Sir Cliff would in fact, like to sponsor the Blue Plaque for Ronnie Cass stating that ...
"Ronnie was funny, patient and a terrific team player. We got on really well, and I loved working with him. It's great to know that this plaque is being planned, to honour such a greatly talented and greatly missed man".