Nick Ashford, half of the songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, died yesterday at 70 years old due to complications with throat cancer.
Though Ashford is gone, he has left a beautiful legacy behind with some of the greatest Motown hits ever recorded. Ashford & Simpson, while performers themselves, typically worked in the background while orchestrating some of the biggest hits for R&B/Soul’s superstars. To name a few:
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”