Lamont Dozier, songwriter
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Producer

Lamont Dozier

June 16, 1941, Detroit, MI

Singer, songwriter, and producer Lamont Dozier was part of the legendary Motown production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. A galvanizing force in the '60s pop and R&B chart-dominance of the Detroit-based independent record label, the trio later formed Invictus and Hot Wax Records, and enjoyed gold-record-laced success with the Chairmen of the Board, Freda Payne, 100 Proof Aged in Soul, the Honey Cone, and 8th Day. ~ Allmusic: Lamont Dozier ~ retrieved July 17, 2013 © Allmusic

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June 16, 1973 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Sylvia, Pillow Talk ~ #2 (5) Clint Holmes, Playground in My Mind ~ #1 (1) Paul McCartney & Wings, My Love


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Holland-Dozier-Holland are considered pioneers in changing the sound of r&b to crossover music or pop/r&b. Their songs combined many influences, including soul, pop, country, and r&b. Their music appealed to both black and white audiences, thus crossing over from one market to the other. Hence, the Motown Sound was also billed as ‘the Sound of Young America’ because of its wide appeal to young people of all races. ~ Musicianguide: Holland-Dozier-Holland ~ retrieved October 28, 2013 © Musicianguide

In late 1967, Holland-Dozier-Holland quit Motown to form their own labels, Invictus and Hot Wax. A series of lawsuits between Motown and Holland-Dozier-Holland stop them from writing songs after May 1969. Nonetheless, they produced a number of hits in the early '70s. Following an out-of-court settlemen in early 1972, Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier began writing and recording […] on Invictus. ~ Holland-Dozier-Holland ~ retrieved July 17, 2013 © History Of Rock

Holland, Dozier & Holland ~ Inducted in the 1990 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ In their behind-the-scenes roles as staff producers and songwriters, Holland-Dozier-Holland were as responsible as any of the performers for Motown’s spectacular success. ~ 1990 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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