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Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942 in Fairfield, SC – August 22, 2011 in New York City) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in Bronx, NY) were a husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists. Their best-known songs include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)".

As performers, their best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and 1985 UK), although… read more

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  • August 22, 2013 -- Love and admiration to Ms. Valerie Simpson (Ashford), songwriting and singing partner to Mr. Nickolas Ashford. Today is the anniversary of his death. What love!!!
  • i wanted to meet nick ashford so badly and then he passed, that really blew. sad.
  • they didn't write my cherie amour, but they are amazing
  • Faith Evans tribute to Nick Ashford at Essence Music Fest http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GEcXq7mrXKM
  • a greatest composer ever, i luv "I'm every woman (chaka kahn)" and "my cherie amour (stevie wonder)" of course "solid" by themselves
  • Nick Ashford - a hero of mine. Love them, what a thing - a musical couple totally in love for like forever. So many amazing songs.
  • RIP Nickolas [2].
  • RIP Nickolas
  • RIP Nickolas Ashford...
  • U made some great music Nick.

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