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A Songwriting Couple Celebrates Married Life

The husband and wife duo Ashford & Simpson wrote hits for other artists before striking out on their own. Rock critic Ken Tucker says that their focus on contented, monogamous life may seem bland to many listeners, but their soulful pop make their bourgeois values seem sexy.

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Other segments from the episode on March 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 9, 1989: Interview with David Marc; Review of Ashford and Simpson's album "Love or Physical"; Interview with Neil Bissoondath; Review of the film "High Hopes."

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