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Ashford & Simpson (Musical group)
found: Thomas, P.M. Somebody [SR] p1988: label (Nickolas Ashford)
found: Wikipedia WWW site, June 10, 2011 (under Ashford & Simpson: Nickolas Ashford; b. May 4, 1942, Fairfield County, S.C.)
found: New York times WWW site, Aug. 23, 2011 (in obituary published Aug. 22: Nick Ashford; b. Nickolas Ashford, Fairfield [County], S.C.; d. Monday [Aug. 22, 2011], New York City, aged 70 [b. 1940 or 1941?]; with Valerie Simpson, his songwriting partner and later wife, wrote some of Motown's biggest hits; they later recorded their own hits and toured as a duo)