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Motown legend Lamont Dozier dies at 81

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Segment host Lamont Dozier speaks at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 8, 2009.
Segment host at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009 Lamont Dozier gave a lecture. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/File Photo /REUTERS

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Dozier died at his home on Monday, they said in a statement.

Dozier was one of his most famous members of his songwriting trio, which included brothers Brian and Eddie Holland. Known as Holland-Dozier-Holland, the group has written and produced dozens of chart-topping songs for singers such as Diana Ross and The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and the classic Motown contributed to the creation of his sound.

Songwriters (from left to right) Eddie Holland Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland receive a star for Holland-Dozier-Holland on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015.
Songwriters (left to right) Eddie Holland Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland receive the Holland-Dozier-Holland star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Phil McCarten /REUTERS

Dozier has worked with Kanye West, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, The Black Eyed Peas and more. I have also worked with contemporary artists from His music has been re-recorded in his versions covered by Rolling His Stones, Linda His Ronstadt, James Taylor and many other artists.

"Lamont, revered as one of his most humble musical geniuses to achieve the level of success he achieved, his dodger was iconic," his family announced. The obituary states.

Born and raised in Detroit, the Holland brothers and Dodger were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. -Netherlands," the museum said at the time.

Dozier's wife, Barbara Ullman, died in 2021 after more than 40 years of marriage. His children included songwriter and record his producer Bodger and composer Paris Ray his Dodger.

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