First Leiber, Now Ashford

You know my belief in the CDT (Celebrity Death Trifecta).  It looks as though one is being written as we speak.  I say “written” as two brilliant songwriters just died.  Steve was on top of things yesterday and blogged about Jerry Leiber.  Now, add [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nick Ashford[/lastfm] to that list.  He just died of throat cancer at age 70.  You probably remember Nick from the husband/wife duo [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ashford & Simpson[/lastfm].  But, do you remember all the legendary Motown hits he and his wife penned for others?

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

“You’re All I Need To Get By”

“Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”

“I’m Every Woman”

And, of course, “Solid”


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