RIP, Legendary Singer and Songwriter Nick Ashford
|Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson|
Nick Ashford, one half of legendary recording and songwriting husband and wife duo
Ashford & Simpson, passed away today at the age of 70 from complications of throat cancer.
Mr. Ashford, along with wife Valerie Simpson, created some of the most memorable
soul & R&B music of the 60's, 70's and 80's, as well as their own classic duets such as
"Solid" and "Let Love Use Me".
Here is just a short list of classic songs that Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson wrote that
will remain part of the American music canon forever:
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
"I'm Every Woman"
"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
"Your Precious Love"
"Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
"Tears Dry On Their Own" (received writer's credit with Amy Winehouse)
Nick Ashford was and is survived by his wife, Valerie, and 2 daughters.
Rest In Peace.