Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell

Bobby Caldwell

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.

    New York, NY
  • BORN
    August 15, 1951

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