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Nick Ashford

FIRST LOOK: Behind The Hit 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'

Posted 11.10.2012 | OWN

The iconic '60s anthem "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" has been a part of many a playlist for decades, but how did the hit song come together? For...

Valerie Simpson: Still Solid as a Rock

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 08.22.2012 | Black Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

I'm in a state of becoming. Even though I've had a full career and I've been around a long time, it's like dinosaurs are coming back. It's all new. I'm having to be on my own and seeing how exciting life can be now.

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Grammy Prime-Time Special To Honor Motown Legend

AP | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Three months after losing musical and life partner Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson acknowledges that she still has a hard time performing an...

Don't Lose Hope When a Celebrity Becomes Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Sly Stone was that legendary soul singer who wooed the hearts of millions of Americans with his paradigm-shifting funk that formed the foundation for today's urban music. The media found him self-medicating his sorrow, living in a van in south Los Angeles.

Homeless Neighbors Are Not Like Us, Some Are Better

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Nick Ashford's amazing success with the music greats of his time and the staying power of his fame overshadowed a heart-wrenching part of his personal history. At one time, Ashford was homeless in New York.

12 Other Songs Ashford & Simpson Wrote

IllDoctrine | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Tonight came the sad news that (along with fellow songwriting great Jerry Leiber) Nick Ashford passed away today. For those who know Ashford & Simpson...

Songwriter Nick Ashford Of Ashford & Simpson Dies

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics ...