The Whispers Member Nick Caldwell Dies At 71

7 January 2016 | 10:23 am | Staff Writer


Nick Caldwell, one of the founding members of US soul outfit The Whispers, has sadly passed away at the age of 71. 

According to ABC News, a representative of the group confirmed Caldwell died from congestive heart failure at his home in San Francisco. 

Formed in 1963, The Whispers original line-up featured Caldwell. Wallace and Walter Scott, Gordy Harmon and Marcus Hutson.

In 1970 the band scored their first top ten hit in Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong.

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They enjoyed huge success with their 1980 album The Whispers which was the first to go platinum as well as peaking at #1 on the US Billboard Top Soul Albums chart, and it included hit songs such as And The Beat Goes On and Can You Do The Boogie.