Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Songwriter

Yesterday, famed songwriter, Nicholas Ashford, passed away.  He was 70 years old.  When I read his age, I was taken aback.  And I don't really know why because he's been around since I can remember.  It's sometimes hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that I'm almost 50 years old my dang self.  So, that makes folks who were well into adulthood when I was a kid even older.  News reports state that he had throat cancer.  He is survived by his wife and former songwriting/singing partner, Valerie.  And his daughter.  Wherever his spirit goes, I hope it still cranks out the incredible tunes he's known for!!  God bless him.

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