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Encyclopedia > Eddie Holland

Edward Holland, Jr., his brother Brian Holland, and Lamont Dozier formed the songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland that was responsible for much of the Motown sound that dominated American popular music in the 1960s.

The trio wrote songs, and helped on record production, for a number of stars who recorded with Motown Records, including Heat Wave for Martha and the Vandellas, How Sweet It Is (To be Loved by You) for Marvin Gaye, and many hits for The Four Tops and The Supremes.

In all, they were responsible for 25 top-10 hit singles.

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Edward Holland, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (151 words)
Although Holland was an early Motown artist who recorded minor hits such as "Jamie", he started working behind the scenes due to stage fright.
He is best known as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the songwriting and production team that was responsible for much of the Motown sound and numerous hit records by artists such as Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers.
Holland served as the team's lyricist, and also worked with producer Norman Whitfield on lyrics for the songs he produced for The Marvelettes and The Temptations.
EDDIE HOLLAND (514 words)
Eddie Holland was part of the songwriting and production team Holland / Dozier / Holland, with his brother Brian Holland (born 15 February 1941) and Lamont Dozier (born 16 June 1941), all from Detroit.
Eddie was active in the Detroit music scene from the mid-50s onwards, leading the Fidelatones vocal group, and producing demo recordings for Jackie Wilson.
Working mostly as the trio's lyricist, Holland was involved in a chain of hits, including twelve number ones (10 for the Supremes and two for the Four Tops).
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