Founding 'Whispers' Member Nicholas Caldwell Passes Away at 71...
The entertainment world is mourning the loss of yet another legend. Nicholas Caldwell, who was a founding member of The Whispers, has passed away from congestive heart failure. He was 71.
Launching in the early sixties, the group originally consisted of Caldwell, twins Wallace & Walter Scott, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon. Harmon left the group in the early seventies, making way for Leavil Degree to join. Marcus Hutson passed away in 2000. He had been ill for more than a decade, performing last with the group in 1989.
The Whispers have led a career that has lasted greater than 50 years. They struck platinum-success with their 1980 classic album. “The Whispers”. Many will remember classic tunes like “Lady”, “Just Gets Better With Time”, “And The Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady”. “Lady” was written by Caldwell. They released their last album, “Thankful”, in 2009 via Kingdom Records.
The Whispers have remained active throughout the year, consistently touring with their many hits. Currently on tour, they were due to perform aboard the Soul Train Cruise in just three weeks.