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Ashford and Simpson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Mick Brown, The Guardian, 22 May 1985

TIME HAS revealed Ashford and Simpson to be the most enduring, adaptable — arguably the greatest — of all the great Motown songwriting teams of that label's most illustrious era, the late Sixties and early Seventies. The husband and wife team's songs for Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, for Diana Ross and Gladys Knight, are among the most dramatic and emotionally draining pop records of all time: ballads to stop the heart, anthems to convince the spirit that anything was possible.

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