Lamont Dozier, one-third of the legenday “Holland-Dozier-Holland” songwriting and production trio who wrote many of Motown Records’ biggest hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas and others, has died at the age of 81.
The trio are a definitive example of people whose songs are much better known than they are; classics written and produced by Dozier with siblings Brian and Eddie Holland read like a greatest-hits of Motown’s early years.
They racked up 10 of the Supremes’ 12 No. 1 singles in the U.S. and were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
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