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Encyclopedia > Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier (born June 16, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American songwriter and record producer, 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 & the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers. Dozier, along with Brian Holland, served as the team's muscial arranger and producer. June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Hockey Town Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team consisting of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... The Motown Sound is a style of soul music with distinctive characteristics, including the use of tambourine along with drums, bass instrumentation, a distinctive melodical and chord structure, and a call and response singing style originating in gospel music. ... Martha & the Vandellas were an American Motown group of the 1960s. ... The Supremes were a very successful Motown all-female singing group active from 1959 until 1977, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway showtunes, psychedelia, and disco. ... The Four Tops circa 1966. ... The Isley Brothers are a hugely popular African-American group of brothers from Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Brian Holland, his brother Edward Holland, Jr. ...


After H-D-H left Motown in 1967 to form the Invictus/Hot Wax labels, Dozier began recording as an artist on their labels. Dozier departed from H-D-H in the mid-1970s, and was replaced by new arranger/producer Harold Beatty. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Lamont is married to Barbara Dozier, and the couple have 3 children: Beau (born 1979), Paris (born 1984), and Desiree (born 1988).


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Lamont Dozier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (115 words)
Dozier, along with Brian Holland, served as the team's muscial arranger and producer.
Dozier departed from H-D-H in the mid-1970s, and was replaced by new arranger/producer Harold Beatty.
Lamont is married to wife, Barbara, and the couple have 3 children: Beau (born 1979), Paris (born 1984), and Desiree (born 1988).
LamontDozier (1174 words)
Lamont began writing lyrics at the age of 11, music at 12, and decided on a recording career at the age of 13.
Lamont found himself so in demand as a songwriter and producer that he had very little time to pursue his career as an artist.
Lamont Dozier now lives in Encino, California with his wife of twenty-four years, Barbara and their three musically talented children; son Beau, age twenty-four; son Paris, age twenty: and daughter Desiree, age fifteen.
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