Lamont Dozier, the author of a number of Motown hitches, died at the age of 81

Lamont Dozier, the author of a number of Motown hitches, died at the age of 81 ...

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According to a statement from his son, Lamont Dozier, a legendary songwriter for Motown, who wrote songs for the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and other big names, has passed away. He was 81.

Lamont Dozier Jr. posted a photo of himself with his father along with the message, Rest in Heavenly Peace, his Dad.

Motown Records' musician and vocalist, Berry Gordy, was a major success for Motown Records. In a statement, Dozier was honored by the label's founder.

Lamont was an amazing friend, and the entire Motown family will be missed. Gordy said that he sends his deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Dozier was a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland's vocal team. Together, they included Reach Out Ill Be There by the Four Tops, Stop! In the Name of Love and You Cant Hurry Love by the Supremes, Marvin Gayes How Sweet It Is, and Martha and the Vandellas Heat Wave.

Andrew Schwartz, a musician and author, opined that his work in Holland, Dozier, and Hollands had ceased with only five songs, and their words and melodies would still ring today. These acclaimed masterpieces are simply the apocalypse of a thirty-something fusion.

In 1963, Gordy paired Dozier and his associates with Diana Ross and the Supremes, making them distinctive. The rest is history.

Dozier, an unorthodox songwriter, would make an appearance at the piano with Eddie Holland, creating a song based on an idea or sensation of sorts. He claimed that some of their most memorable songs were influenced by the real-life sayingssugar pie honey bunch, anyone?and, of course, their own romantic adventures.

In 2019, he admitted to the Detroit Free Press that he couldn't read or write music. When I sat down at the piano, I played everything by ear and the spirit.

Dozier's tenure at Motown Records was described in a 2005 interview with the Songwriter Universe as fantastic.

Everything we touched at this point, he added, sounded to be in the Top 10 as if We had just discovered the best entrance on The Price Is Right, where bonuses remained! Numerous of our songs have become well-known parts of the American Songbook.

In 2019, Dozier admitted to the Free Press that it wasn't perfect: There were a lot of things behind the scenes that aren't about situations where jealousy and envy were sometimes overlooked, so your ego wasn't in the way of your talent or your purpose, which was to compose a hit song.

After appointing Gordy over royalties, the trio established their own record labels, Invictus and Hot Wax, where they released music by artists such as Chairmen of the Board and Laura Lee. In 1973, he experimented with a solo singing and songwriting career, and in the decade thereafter, he collaborated with and produced the Oscar-nominated song Two Hearts.

In his 2019 autobiography, How Sweet It Is: A Songwriters Reflections on Music, Motown, and the Mystery of the Muse, Dozier talked about this accomplishment as well as others, as as some disappointments.

In his autobiography, he lists 19 guidelines for outstanding songwriting. He urged readers to understand that there are no terrible daysonly learning days.

He wrote that there is a way to advance and improve. You must master writing and life with humble pleasure if you want to maintain your potential.

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