About Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell, who picked up the guitar at age 12, was surrounded by music while growing up, thanks to his parents’ TV variety show, Suppertime.
∙ Boyz II Men, Jessie Ware, and Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson have covered his signature song, “What You Won’t Do for Love,” which Caldwell first released in 1978.
∙ Boz Scaggs inspired Caldwell to write for other artists, resulting in such hits as Amy Grant & Peter Cetera’s 1986 chart-topping duet “The Next Time I Fall.”
∙ His songs have been sampled on dozens of hip-hop and R&B tracks, including Aaliyah’s “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number” and Common’s “The Light.”
∙ In order to share Caldwell’s music with a new generation of fans, Kanye West encouraged John Legend to cover “Open Your Eyes” on his 2013 album Love in the Future.
∙ Grammy Award-winning producer Jack Splash is a fan, and he teamed up with Caldwell for the 2015 retro-soul album Cool Uncle.
∙ The blue-eyed soul legend has a huge fan base in Japan, where four of his albums have gone Gold.
HOMETOWNNew York, NY
BORNAugust 15, 1951