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Berry Gordy on Passing of Nick Ashford

 width=I am shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Nickolas Ashford. He, together with his wife Valerie Simpson, wrote and produced some of the most unique and in the Motown catalog for some of Motown’s biggest , such as & ’s “You’re All I Need To Get By.” They were most responsible for the great hits of ’s , including one of my favorites, “Ain’t , “ which became Diana’s signature song.
But more importantly to me, Nick Ashford was an all-around beautiful human being. Nick will always be a great part of the Motown family and . I send my love and deepest sympathies to Val and his children.

I will remember his warm , his great heart and the wonderful songs he left us with. Despite my personal sorrow, I know we will be celebrating his life forever.

August 22, 2011

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.