Chris Simpson, the man behind the band Magna Carta has been delighting lovers of music with his live performances and albums since 1969. Over the years, he has performed in over 60 countries, sold over 8,000,000 records worldwide, and has six gold and three silver albums to his band's name…
Having contributed to reshaping soul music of the mid 1960s and early 1970s via other recording artists (notably Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, The 5th Dimension), Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson were a long established song-writing success before expanding on this as a recording duo in 1973. Following on from their surprisingly low-key Warner Bros. debut GIMME SOMETHING REAL, their sophomore release I WANNA BE SELFISH saw Ashford & Simpson reintegrating their trademark smooth, and joyous soul sound into the quieter moods of their debut.
Having been signed to Warners for four years, ASHFORD & SIMPSON finally struck gold with their fifth album SEND IT. Upon its release in 1977, SEND IT would reach #52 on the US Pop Album charts and #10 on the US R&B chart helping solidify SEND IT its Certified Gold status.
1980’s A MUSICAL AFFAIR was their eighth and final studio album for Warner Bros., with esteemed NY session players Ray Chew and Ralph MacDonald to name a few rounding out the duo’s band on the record.
In a key moment in the trial, O.J. Simpson appears to struggle to put on one of the gloves recovered from the crime scene, claiming "They don't fit" which would lead Johnnie Cochran to famously quip in closing arguments "`If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.''