Unique74 remembers…NICK ASHFORD (Ashford and Simpson)
My heart hangs very heavy for Mrs V and the entire Ashford & Sipmson family..The chemistry they shared was a testament that was bigger than any chart position or trend. SIX decades. They were the living fairy tale of true love expressed through music in which they lived out every lyric.
Ashford and Simpson were and STILL are a very huge part of my musical development and upbringing. They were the epitome of what a real relationship means and stands for. Like Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet…there was ASHFORD and SIMPSON aka “NICK-O-VAL”. As a kid growing up, I never knew the significance or witness the genuine union of a real husband/wife-real relationship other than second hand stories of my Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles . Ashford and Simpson‘s presence went above and beyond just making records-they were a living testament of what a true, undying, unconditional love means. Nick Ashford’s style and swag was beyond definitive..it was flair and dare. His style and delivery was dipped in Gospel with a strong urgency within every word. As a team they demonstrated absolute magic..lending their magic dust to artists such as Ray Charles, CHIC, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse and a plethora of many more. Ashford and Simpson were a revered couple that served as a template of perfection in every sense of the word. Nick Ashford will be sorely missed, please keep him and his family in thought. For those that were way too young to have witness such excellence..please do your self a favor and open the treasure chest of ASHFORD and SIMPSON..