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Ashford & Simpson


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Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Years Active: 1964 - present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Pop, Disco, Gospel

Nickolas Ashford was born on May 4, 1941 in Fairfield, South Carolina, and Valerie Simpson was born on August 26, 1946 in the Bronx, New York. Ashford and Simpson were a husband and wife singing duo that hit the height of their success in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The duo met at Harlem's White Rock Baptist Church in 1964 and connected over music, shortly thereafter they teamed up with former Ikettes, Joshie Jo Armstead and began to record together. The result was the singles: “Never Had It So Good,” “One Step At A Time” and “Let's Go Get Stoned.” The exposure from these recordings led Ashford & Simpson to an offer from Motown Records in 1966. The duo signed with the label a... Continue Bio >>


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