LEGENDARY MOTOWN SONGWRITER LAMONT DOZIER DIES AT 81
Aug 09, 2022
By Bob Komsic
Lamont Dozier, who was part of arguably the most successful songwriting team in pop music history, has died at the age of 81.
The cause and date of his death were not given in social media posts by his son Lamont Dozier Jr.
(Eddie Holland,left, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, right)
Dozier and brothers Eddie and Brian Holland’s career were highlighted by dozens of hits including 10 no. 1 singles for ‘The Supremes,’ including ”Where Did Our Love Go,” ”Baby Love,” ”Come See About Me,” ”Stop! In the Name of Love,” and ”You Can’t Hurry Love.”
Dozier explained in a 2020 interview that a lot of their songs came from real-life experiences and people, such as ”Bernadette”.
”She was my first muse, you might say,” Dozier recalled of a girl who was a schoolboy crush.
”She was somebody I remembered every time I sat down to write a song. And in later years, I thought about her, and the way I felt, and I was able to conjure up those feelings to write other songs, thinking about Bernadette.”
Holland-Dozier-Holland went into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Songwriters’ Hall in 2009 and then received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.