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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10356
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:53 am:   Edit Post

Nick Ashford, of Motown's Ashford and Simpson, passed away yesterday.
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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 911
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

He wrote some Major Hit records!
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 196
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

He and his wife were also very charitable. I attended the Patti Austin concert, which was recorded for CD at the Bottom Line. They were in the audience and ended up donating $10,000 to find a cure for AIDS in Ms. Austin's honor. Patti Austin was incredible, (Zev Katz on bass) and you should check out her imitations of Michael McDonald aka Anita Baker (had to be there to understand the situation, reproduced on the recording).
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 705
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2011 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post

He knew how to write a song ("Found a Cure", "Is it Still Good To Ya") and always put on a great show

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