R.I.P. Singer/Songwriter/Producer NICK ASHFORD
I was watching the late news tonight when this came in. Very sad to hear that we lost another of our greatest talents from the world of music. Nick Ashford, known for his collaborative songwriting and group with his longtime wife Valerie Simpson, passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 69. Nick and Valerie were two of the most prominent and successful songwriters at Motown. With hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," along with "You're All I Need To Get By", the duo cemented their legacy. Nick and Valerie also wrote and produced hits for Chaka Khan ("I'm Every Woman"), Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Teddy Pendergrass and Diana Ross. They also owned several restaurant/clubs, including the 20/20 on W. 20th St. and the Sugar Bar on W. 72nd St.in New York City.
Read more about Nick Ashford HERE
Below is a video that I believe was filmed at the Sugar Bar in NYC. Ashford & Simpson sings my favorite, their biggest charted hit "Solid". He will never be forgotten..