Motown hitmaker Lamont Dozier has died, aged 81

Motown Hitmaker Lamont Dozier has died at the age of 81, confirmed by his son Lamont Dozier Jr. via Instagram on Tuesday.

Motown hitmaker Lamont Dozier, the legend who was well known for his penned melodies as The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers, as well as Marvin Gaye and Martha and the Vandellas, has left the world at the age of 81. The news was affirmed by Lamont Dozier Jr., the legend’s son through his Instagram handle where his son wrote “Rest in heavenly peace, Dad!” along with their picture together.

Reports said an accurate reason for death is yet to be affirmed. Tributes have begun pouring in for Late Lamont Dozier. Brandon Williams, the Grammy winner, tweeted that one more man that plunked down and showed him a great deal of music is no more. The incomparable and great Lamont Dozier. And he will always remember meeting and working with him alongside the Holland Brothers in the year 2006. He also thanked the late legend for the great work and music he gave to this world.

Early years of Lamont Dozier

Motown hitmaker
Motown hitmaker

Motown hitmaker was born in Detroit in the year 1941; Dozier recorded some not so hit records for various nearby names before collaborating with the Holland siblings as the fundamental songwriting and creation group for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records in the year 1962. Addressing the Guardian in 2015, Dozier explained in his interview about his successful however frequently difficult songwriting process. He said that they start their work at 9 am and they would at times work until 3 am. He even added that it was hard work. They beat on the piano and put their thoughts down on the little recorder and just endlessly sorted out them until they concocted things.

At that point when asked what might start things out, he added that in some cases a basic tune, or a title. He even added that he was viewed as the ideas man such as he had a bass line for “I Can’t Help Myself”. That expression. ‘Sugar pie, sweet bunch’ was something his granddad used to say when he was a small kid and it just remained with him and went in his songs. He also said that bunches of cherished, lifelong recollections returned to him and he began involving them as titles to his songs.

Lamont Dozier work in Holland Team

Lamont Dozier was a part of the Holland songwriting group, there are many number one records on his name and he also won Grammy awards. Some of their all-time number one hit is Nowhere to Run, Baby Love, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) and You Can’t Hurry Love. Dozier, alongside Brian Holland, filled in as the melodic arranger and maker/producer, whereas Eddie Holland, focuses on vocal production and the lyrics. They molded the well-known Detroit name’s persuasive sound, with tracks like This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You); Reach out I’ll Be There, and Heat Wave.

Motown hitmaker
Motown hitmaker

Subsequent to completing the process of working with Motown Records in the year 1967, Holland-Dozier-Holland established Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, delivering further hits. Dozier left the trio in the year 1973 and then proceeded to record various collections as an entertainer himself, which includes the tunes like Going Back to My Roots, Trying to Hold on to My Woman, and more.

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He teamed up with Phil Collins on the melody Two Hearts, for the film soundtrack for Buster, and got a nomination for Oscar as well as won Grammy and a Golden Globe Award. One more English artist, Alison Moyet, had a hit with the Dozier-wrote track Invisible. Dozier and the Holland siblings were accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 1990 and later got into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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