Photos: A Tribute to Motown Great Nick AshfordThe singer, writer and producer worked for nearly his entire career with wife Valerie Simpson
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The list of songs that the late Nick Ashford wrote with his wife and longtime creative partner Valerie Simpson is simply staggering: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," "You're All I Need To Get By" and "I'm Every Woman" are just a few highlights. In 1974, after a decade of writing songs together, Ashford and Simpson married and began releasing their own hits – including "Don't Cost You Nothin,'" "Found A Cure," "Street Corner" and their 1984 smash hit "Solid." They remained a popular touring act over the past couple decades, and even opened their own restaurant in New York City.
Here's a photo tribute to Ashford, who died on August 22nd at age 69 of complications from throat cancer.