Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In Memoriam: Nickolas Ashford (1942-2011)

There are those artists whose work literally constitute a soundtrack for our lives. Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson were such artists.

There are some who read this and watch the clips below and may only vaguely remember these songs. But you will remember 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'Your Precious Love', 'Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing' or 'Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand'.

They were one of the most prolific writers, producers and entertaining performers of our time. Personally, although I loved just about all of their music, I loved watching them perform. If they weren't one of the most loving couples I've ever seen they were pretty darn close.

Nick Ashford died, August 22 at the age of 70. His is a prodigious talent that will be lovingly remembered and incredibly missed...

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