Ashford And Simpson


Ashford & Simpson were a highly acclaimed husband-wife songwriting duo/production team consisting of Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 - August 22, 2011) and Valerie Simpson. Their first major songwriting success came in 1966 with the Ray Charles R&B chart-topper, "Let's Go Get Stoned," before they joined Motown and wrote many of that label's greatest hits. As performers, Ashford & Simpson are best known for "Solid" (1984), which topped the R&B charts.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • (I'd Know You) Anywhere (1974)
  • Don't Cost You Nothing (1978)
  • Found A Cure (1979)
  • Street Corner (1982)
  • Solid (1984)
  • Count Your Blessings (1986)

Pop charts debut year: 1972

Years active: 1964-2011

Genres: R&B, soul, funk, disco, gospel

Labels: Motown, Warner Bros., Capitol


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