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Steve Martin Caro

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Name  Steve Caro
Role  Musician
Music group  The Left Banke

On the left is Michael Brown with mustache and beard and wearing long sleeves while on the right is Steve Martin Caro wearing a polo

Albums  The Left Banke Too, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina, Too, Collectors Records Of The 50's and 60's Vol. 14
Similar People  Michael Brown, Tom Finn, Bert Sommer, Michael McKean, Renee Fladen‑Kamm
Born  October 12, 1948 (age 71)

Died  January 14, 2020 (aged 71)

The left banke 1967 interview

Carmelo Esteban "Steve" Martin Caro (October 12, 1948 – January 14, 2020), was an American rock musician who was originally known as Steve Martin. He was best known as the original lead singer of the 1960s baroque pop band The Left Banke. The son of flamenco guitarist/vocalist Sarita Heredia, he added his family surname Caro in the 1980s to avoid confusion with Steve Martin, the comedian-actor of the same name.


Steve Martin Caro with a long hair and bangs

With The Left Banke, Caro scored chart hits with "Walk Away Renée," "Pretty Ballerina" and "Desiree" in the 1966-68 period. In addition to providing most of the lead vocals on Left Banke recordings, Caro occasionally made instrumental contributions as well, performing guitar and/or drums on various songs. He was also credited for the track "Love Songs in the Night," written and recorded with Banke members. It appears in the Kama Sutra Records soundtrack for the 1972 adult film Hot Parts.

A Youtube thumbnail of Summer Song by Steve Martin Caro

Summer song steve martin caro

The Left Banke reunion

The current touring version of The Left Banke features one original member: George Cameron. On March 18, 2015, it was announced that original vocalist Steve Martin Caro officially rejoined the current touring version of The Left Banke. However, as of a year later, Steve Martin Caro has never been seen performing with The Left Banke publicly in the 21st century. Photos on The Left Banke official Facebook and Twitter pages displayed Steve with George. A few 2015 dates featured co-headliner Ian Lloyd of Stories. The band's Facebook page lists a reputedly active roster which includes one original member, George Cameron, recognizable by his cowboy garb. No documented sighting of Caro  occurred (no sources of a sighting are cited). Caro had not been seen appearing with any current group. Only one day after the online announcement that Steve Martin Caro returned to the band, which never occurred onstage, it was announced that Caro's longtime friend and bandmate Michael Brown died at age 65.

George Cameron hugging Steve Martin Caro while wearing a black hat, eyeglasses, and black printed t-shirt

Steve Martin-Caro wearing a red sweater, Rick Brand wearing a brown jacket, George Cameron wearing gray long sleeves, and Tom Finn wearing a coat

Tom Finn, Jeff Winfield, Mike Brown, George Cameron, and Steve Martin of the pop band "The Left Banke" on their pretty ballerina album cover


Steve Martin Caro died from heart disease on January 14, 2020. He was 71.


Steve Martin Caro Wikipedia