‘What You Won’t Do for Love’ singer Bobby Caldwell has died

R&B singer Bobby Caldwell, who had a big hit in 1978 with ‘What You Won’t Do For Love,’ has died

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bobby Caldwell, an R singer&B, soul, adult contemporary and American standard music who had a big hit in 1978 with “What You Won’t Do For Love”, has died.

Caldwell’s wife, Mary Caldwell, told The Associated Press that he died in her arms at their home in Great Meadows, New Jersey on Tuesday. He was 71 years old.

“What You Won’t Do For Love” went to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a long-lasting soul standard and breakthrough hit for Caldwell, who also wrote the song.

His music has been frequently sampled in the songs of hip-hop artists including Tupac Shakur, The Notorious BIG and Common.

Born in New York and raised in Miami, Caldwell took his professional break playing guitar in Little Richard’s band in the early 1970s, before going solo.

ABC News

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