Lamont Herbert Dozier, born on June 16, 1941, was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, born in Detroit, Michigan.


He co-wrote and produced 14 US Billboard number 1 hits and 4 number ones in the UK.

Dozier was a member of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the songwriting and production team 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.

Along with Brian Holland, Dozier served as the team’s musical arranger and producer, while Eddie Holland concentrated mainly on lyrics and vocal production.

Along with the Holland Brothers, Dozier followed his work for Motown Records as founder and owner of Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, producing top-charting hits for acts Freda Payne, Honey Cone, Chairmen of the Board, and 100 Proof Aged in Soul.

Lamont Dozier and wife Barbara

Dozier recorded a few unsuccessful records for various Detroit labels before the trio started working together as a writing and production team for Motown in 1962.

They first made their mark the following year with Martha and The Vandellas’ early hits, including “Come and Get These Memories” (number 6 R&B), “Heatwave” (number 1 R&B, number 4 pop), and “Quicksand” (number 8 pop).

Lamont Dozier Children: Meet Lamont Dozier Jr., Michelle Dozier, Michael Renee Dozier, Beau Alexandre Dozier

Dozier and the Holland brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Lamont Dozier lived in Encino, California with his wife and business manager Barbara who died in July 2021.

Lamont Dozier Children

They had three children; Lamont Dozier, Jr., Michelle Dozier, Michael Renee Dozier, Beau Alexandre Dozier.

Lamont Dozier had a child from his previous marriage.

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