Sly Stone of the band, 'Sly and the Family Stone' at rehearsal for
Tower of Power
Ashford & Simpson were a husband and wife song-writing production team, and recording artists. They worked with many groups, singers writing songs for the Ikettes, Ronnie Milsap, Maxine Brown, the Shirelles, Chuck Jackson, Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell, Chaka Khan, Teddy Pendergrass. Hits; Solid (As A rock), I Found A Cure, They were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame (2002), Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award (1999), and the Founder’s Award.