Lamont Dozier


Lamont Dozier: Motown hitmaker dies aged 81

Motown hitmaker Lamont Dozier, who penned songs for The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Isley Brothers, as well as Marvin Gaye and Martha and the Vandellas, has died aged 81. The news was confirmed by his son Lamont Dozier Jr on Instagram. As part of the Holland, Dozier, Holland...

Motown Legend Lamont Dozier Dies at 81

Lamont Dozier, an all-time great pop hitmaker who supplied endless classics to Motown in the 1960s with the production team Holland-Dozier-Holland, has died, his son Lamont Dozier, Jr., said on social media. No cause of death was given. Dozier was 81. Born in Detroit in 1941, Dozier was raised by...

Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.

Stateside Podcast: Remembering Motown legend Lamont Dozier

Since the 1960s, music lovers everywhere get a little taste of Detroit every time they put on a Motown track. Thanks to Motown Records, Detroit artists like Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and the Temptations are household names around the world. But what about their lesser-known counterparts: the songwriters who put pen to paper to create the hits that we know and love today?

Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier has died

Lamont Dozier, a Motown songwriter responsible for hits by The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Isley Brothers, has died at the age of 81. Dozier’s son, Lamont Dozier Jr, confirmed the news in an Instagram post shared earlier today (August 9), writing: “Rest in Heavenly Peace, Dad!🙏🏾💔🙏🏾😢!!!”