Jerry Leiber, who formed a fantastic partnership with Mike Stoller and wrote such great songs as Hound Dog and Jailhouse rock but also inspired and worked with other fantastic songsmiths in the Brill building.
Nick Ashford also wrote songs with a partner, his wife Valerie Simpson, and was best known for writing ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’ and a whole host of other hits for Motown and others, like I’m every Woman for Chaka Khan,
The couple then had a hit of their own in the 1980’s, Solid (As A Rock).
They might have both left us but the pleasure their handwork brought remains and continues to give us enjoyment and happiness, who could want more? Play the songs and enjoy.