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Ashford & Simpson

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Ashford & Simpson: Alice Tully Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 16 November 1973

Pop Music: Twin Talents Of Ashford and Simpson ...

Ashford & Simpson: Really Somethin' Else!

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, December 1973

OVER THE last five years, the emergence of producers-turned performers has been a phenomenon which brought into the limelight some of the finest creative forces ...

Entertainers: Ashford and Simpson

Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Essence, December 1973

"OH, I JUST love Marvin Gaye," Valerie Simpson says, bouncing up and down with all the enthusiasm of an avid fan. "He's such a beautiful ...

Graham Central Station, the Detroit Spinners, Ashford & Simpson: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 13 April 1974

Central Station soul special ...

Ashford & Simpson: Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Black Music, May 1974

NICKOLAS ASHFORD and Valerie Simpson have, of course, been writing great songs for years. Songs like 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'Reach Out And Touch ...

Ashford & Simpson: Behind A Painted Smile

Profile and Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 3 August 1974

'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'You're All I Need To Get By', 'Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing', and 'The Onion Song' were all hits ...

Ashford and Simpson: Nick and Val

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, February 1975

IT'S PRETTY hard to believe that the young, unassuming couple seated comfortably in their smart New York apartment-and-office are the masterminds behind a whole string ...

Ashford and Simpson: At Peace With The World And Themselves…

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, March 1976

Ashford and Simpson are back in business after a lengthy sabbatical. Here they expound on their new album – how it reflects the changes they've ...

California Soul Hits The Big Apple

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, April 1976

A special report by David Nathan on the on-stage and behind-the-scenes activities at Warner Brothers' special "California Soul" series of concerts during end of February ...

Ashford & Simpson: Perfect Harmony

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 24 April 1976

A COUPLE OF years ago the names Ashford and Simpson meant little more to British soul fans than credits in the small print on Diana ...

Ashford & Simpson: Come As You Are (Warner Bros. K56159) *****

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 5 June 1976

CELESTIAL STUFF from Nick and Val, illustrious songwriters from the old Motown stable, who're now hitting the solo trail for the third time with Warner ...

Ashford & Simpson, Michael Henderson: Constitution Hall, Washington D.C.

Live Review by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, December 1978

NICKOLAS AND Valerie were the head-liners at this elegant gig (and deservedly so, after years of writing hits for others they're riding their second consecutive ...

Diana Ross: The Boss (Motown STML12118)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 14 July 1979

Ross stops the rot ...

Ashford & Simpson: Nick and Valerie's Hit Cure

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, November 1979

With the success of their recent albums and the ensuing singles hit, Ashford and Simpson have truly arrived. David Nathan finds out what makes them ...

Bobby Womack: The Poet (Tamla Motown)/Ashford & Simpson: Street Opera (Capitol)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

TWO SOUL products from the mainstream, one of which, The Poet, has been on import since last year, the other being the latest album from ...

Ashford & Simpson: Hope Is Where You Find It

Interview by Don Waller, LA Weekly, 9 September 1982

AFTER 18 YEARS, seven hit singles and three gold albums, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are probably best known for starring in a Coca-Cola commercial. ...

Ashford & Simpson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 22 May 1985

SINCE THE SONGS they wrote in the 1960s for Marvin Gave and Tammi Terrell put a patent on the genre, it was not surprising that ...

Ashford and Simpson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 22 May 1985

TIME HAS revealed Ashford and Simpson to be the most enduring, adaptable — arguably the greatest — of all the great Motown songwriting teams of ...

Ashford & Simpson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 1 June 1985

REVELATION ONE. Ashford (Mr) gets down on his knees, and tells us the meaning: "Grrr nga nga nga huh witness!" Revelation Two. Ashford: "When I ...

Nick Ashford, 1941-2011

Obituary by Dave Laing, The Guardian, 23 August 2011

Singer and songwriter who had a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, during Motown's heyday. ...

see also Valerie Simpson


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