title iconThe 81-year-old Motown legend Lamont Dozier has died

There is no denying that Lamont Dozier was the man behind the scenes of many memorable Motown hit recordings in the past.

In addition to working with renowned groups such as The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Four Tops, the 81-year-old producer and songwriter also penned numerous songs for them.

The cause of the death of the music legend is still unknown but it is believed that he passed away on August 9. The Holland-Dozier-Holland team, which includes Eddie Holland and Brian Holland, was a part of the legendary Motown group whose songs included some of the biggest hits in the history of the industry. 

It has been reported that two additional tunes were written for the popular girl group that went to the top ten, including Stop in the Name of Love and Baby Love. As well to being the co-writer of The Four Tops' hit singles You Keep Me Hanging On and I Can't Help Myself, Holland Dozier Holland was also the co-writer of another Four Tops hit single How Sweet it is to be Loved by You.

It was in 1990 that Dozier and the Holland brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was born on 16 June 1941 to Lamont Dozier in Detroit, Michigan, and he was married to Elizabeth Ann Dozier from 1959 until 1968, who was also born on 16 June 1941. The couple was married in 1980 and remained together until her passing away in 2021 when the couple was reunited.