Bandleader, rock ’n’ roll pioneer Jimmy Cavallo, of Pompano Beach, dies at 92

Dec 05, 2019 306

BY: Ben Crandell

Longtime Pompano Beach resident Jimmy Cavallo, a rock ’n’ roll pioneer and charismatic bandleader who entertained South Florida audiences past his 90th birthday, died Monday afternoon at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. He was 92. Cavallo died of congestive heart failure brought on by a recurring battle with pneumonia, a family spokesman said.

Cavallo moved to Pompano Beach more than 50 years ago and was a fixture on several stages in Broward County, including P.G. Doogie’s and City Pub in Deerfield Beach, and Blue Jean Blues and Nick’s Italian Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, where he was on a first-name basis with fans on the dance floor.

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