News NickAshford+ValerieSimpson

Publié le 23 août 2011 | Par Funk-u

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Verdine White, Nile Rodgers, Bootsy, Kravitz Tribute to Nick Ashford

A l’annonce de la disparition de Nick Ashford hier soir, les artistes ont rapidement réagi via les réseaux sociaux comme Twitter pour lui rendre hommage. Voici une compilation des premiers témoignages.

Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) via le Los Angeles Times :
“They had magic, and that’s what creates those wonderful hits, that magic”. “Without those songs, those artists wouldn’t have been able to go to the next level. The thing is, they were married and working together, that was what was special about them; everybody admired that.”

Nile Rodgers (Chic)  via twitter et son blog :
“I just got a phone call from close family friend that Nick Ashford has passed away. He was a dear friend to me and my foundation. Ashford and Simpson gave CHIC our first big break-We arranged “Don’t Cost You Nothing” & “By Way Of Love’s Express”-R.I.P. Nick Ashford

Bootsy Collins:
“Okay funkateers, we just lost another friend & true foot soldiers. Our prayers go out to his wife Valerie and their family. Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70.”

Peter Frampton :
“Now I hear we have lost Nick Ashford today.. Humble Pie’s 1st hit written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. “I Don’t Need No Doctor”. RIP”

Spike Lee :
“Sad Morning.We lost another Giant yesterday, The Great NICK ASHFORD. Nick,along with his Wife Valerie Simpson wrote amazing Songs.”

Lenny Kravitz :
“Left rehearsal. Heard Nick Ashford passed. A legend. My heart goes out to Valerie. My Lord, ain’t no mountain high enough. Solid as a rock.”

Alicia Keys :
“I’m so sad that he’s gone. … So many of the greatests are going to a greater place … what a legacy of infectious music … man!”

?uestlove of The Roots :
“Two masters of lyricals passed away today. Ashford & Simpson’s Nick Ashford & Jerry Leiber. these 2 men wrote the sndtrk of your lives.”

Dimitri From Paris :
“Shocked and speechless, RIP Nick Ashford. May your joyful, inspirational sounds, survive the string of bleeps that dance music is today”

 



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