Lamont Dozier

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Songwriter-Composer

Lamont Dozier was one of the most successful songwriters in popular music history.  From 1962-1967 he teamed with Brian and Eddy Holland to write a string of impressive hit records for Motown Records, 25 of which hit number one on the Billboard Record Charts!  Their list of hits includes “Baby Love” by the Supremes, “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas, “How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye, “Mickey’s Monkey” by Miracles, “Reach Out I’ll Be There” by the Four Tops, “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) by the Isley Brothers, and “Band of Gold” by Freda Payne.  Beginning in the 1970s, Lamont recorded several albums on his own and had hits such as “Fish Ain’t Bitin” in 1974 and “All Cried Out” in 1975.