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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The legendary Motown team of Holland-Dozier-Holland is known for writing and producing many of the greatest pop and R&B songs of the modern era. The songs they wrote for Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye and other artists, were not only hits back in the day, but they have become pop standards for the new millennium. Collectively, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland have written over 50 Top 10 pop or R&B hits, many which have reached #1 on the charts. ~ Songwriter universe: Holland-Dozier-Holland Interview ~ retrieved April 22, 2014 © Songwriter Universe

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 1988 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

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