In Memory of Nick Ashford

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  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012
  • Nick Ashford BET Awards 2012

Diana Ross

In 1970, Motown looked no further than the songwriting talent of Ashford & Simpson when it was time to release Diana Ross's first solo single. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" is one of Ross's most popular songs. They continued to work together, writing most of the songs on three of Ross's albums (Diana Ross, Surrender, and The Boss).

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