Nick Ashford :: I Don’t Need No Doctor (1966)

A soul classic, the most famous recording of "I Don’t Need No Doctor" was cut by Ray Charles, and later, by many a rock & roller (Humble Pie and Chocolate Watchband being two notable examples). The track was penned by the NYC based songwriting team of Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Jo Armstead  (one native New Yorker - Simpson - and two southerners), who also wrote "Let’s Go Get Stoned" -- itself famously cut by Ray Charles in 1966.

It's worth noting that while Valerie Simpson's birth date is reported to be either 1946 or 1948, she was . . .

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