I thought that we would take this weekend to remember Lamont Dozier, who passed away this week at the age of 81.
Lamont Dozier, who helped define the Motown sound, dies at 81
By Brian Murphy
August 9, 2022 at 3:37 p.m. EDT
Lamont Dozier, a Motown songwriter who was part of a hit-making trio that helped define the Detroit record label’s signature sound with an astonishing run of singles that included chart-topping hits for the Four Tops and the Supremes, died Aug. 8 at his home near Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 81.
His death was announced by Los Angeles-based publicist Jo-Ann Geffen, who did not share additional details.
Mr. Dozier and his songwriting partners, brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, formed a powerhouse collaboration that churned out hit after hit — “Heat Wave,” “Baby Love” and many more — and helped propel the careers of Motown legends such as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers.
The team, known as H-D-H, so thoroughly put their stamp on Motown that dozens of major artists from the era have at least one H-D-H song in their hit catalogue, including 10 of 12 No. 1 recordings by the Supremes, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965) and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (1966). In a six-decade career, Mr. Dozier had credits on more than 100 Top 40 hits.
The H-D-H team was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
This is only a sample of the catalog of Mr. Dozier’s songs…he was a legend…and his music will live forever.
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