Bobby Caldwell was an American singer, songwriter and musician. He released several albums spanning R&B, soul, jazz, and adult contemporary. He is known for his soulful and versatile vocals.
Bobby Caldwell age
He was 71 years when he died. He was born on August 15, 1951, and died on March 14, 2023.
Bobby Caldwell bio
Bobby Caldwell was raised in Miami, Florida, despite being born in Manhattan. Bob Marley, a reggae singer, was one of his mother’s customers when she was a real estate agent, and the two men grew close.
Caldwell was introduced to a wide range of music while growing up in Miami, including R&B, reggae, Latin, and Haitian. He was raised on the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
Caldwell began playing the piano and guitar when he was 12 years old. Rock and roll, jazz, and rhythm and blues were his musical loves.
At age 17, he performed in Las Vegas with his ensemble before relocating to Los Angeles. He played in the Miami band Katmandu, which performed both conventional standards and a lot of original music. Caldwell sang and performed a variety of instruments.
Early in the 1970s, Caldwell’s first big opportunity came as Little Richard’s rhythm guitarist. Caldwell ultimately disbanded his band and started a solo career.
By the time he moved to Los Angeles in 1960, he had spent six years performing in various bar ensembles and pursuing record deals. In the end, Caldwell secured a record deal with TK Records in Miami in 1978.
Bobby Caldwell cause of death
Caldwell died on March 14, 2023. For the past five years, he was unable to walk because of neuropathy and a ruptured tendon in his ankle.
Bobby Caldwell funeral
Details of his funeral have not been shared online.
Bobby Caldwell obituary
His death was announced the following day by his wife, who stated on Twitter that “Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years.”