Happy Birthday Nicholas Caldwell (April 5)

Happy Birthday to Nicholas Caldwell, born April 5, 1944. For nearly a half century he has been an anchor in the legendary soul music group the Whispers.

Happy Birthday to Nicholas Caldwell, born April 5, 1944. For nearly a half century he has been an anchor in the legendary soul music group the Whispers.

Formed in LA in the early 60s, the Whispers have certainly taken a "slow and steady" career course in which they have quietly become one of the most successful soul groups of all time.  Consisting of twin brothers Walter and Wallace (Scotty) Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson and Leaveil Degree (who replaced departing member Gordy Harmon in 1973), the Whispers first recorded for local LA label Dore Records, hitting the pop and R&B charts with "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" in 1970.  They continued to be a mid level charting act throughout the 70s on the Don Cornelius/Dick Griffey "Soul Train" label (later the popular SOLAR label), but gained momentum toward the end of the decade with the album Headlights and memorable hits like "Olivia," "All The Way" and a cover of Bread's "Make It With You."

 
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