RIP – NICK ASHFORD


20110822-114434.jpgEXPIRED: 08/22/11 – Nick Ashford, 69, met wife Valerie Simpson at church in ’63 and the pair sold songs to Ronnie Milsap, Ike & Tina Turner, the Shirelles and Ray Charles. Hits included “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”, and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”. As a duo Ashford & Simpson struck gold w/ “Solid (as a rock).” Throat cancer took his voice and life.

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