If you want to get married today, chances are that the romantic songs you want played at your wedding were written yesterday. Of course Mendelssohn's Wedding March was written over 160 years ago and Wagner's was written just a few years later. But most of the folk you and I know would like to include a bit of the music they fell in love to.
The passing of Nick Ashford doesn't prompt my usual deadpan. And yet I tried to love them as performers more than they deserved. They wrote great songs, some of my favorites for the Brothers Johnson, but their own productions all seemed to drag on too long. They were not the singers you wanted to be, they were the lovers you wanted to be.
Better than Peaches & Herb, better the Captain & Tenille, better than Patti Austin & James Ingram, better than Rick James & Teena Marie, Nick & Val were tops. The world has only produced two possibly superior duets and that would be Gaye &Terrell and Flack & Hathaway.