Lamont Dozier

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Vocals
Tags: soul funk motown detroit rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 June 1941, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Schooled in the blossoming vocal group scene of the late 50s, Lamont Dozier sang alongside several Motown Records notables in the Romeos and the Voice Masters during 1957-58. He befriended local songwriter and producer Berry Gordy around this time, and was one of Gordy’s first signings when he launched the Motown label at the end of the decade. Dozier issued his debut single, ‘Let’s Talk It Over’, under the pseudonym Lamont Anthony in 1960, and issued two further singles in the early 60s. In 1963, he recorded a one-off release with Motown songwriter Eddie Holland and was soon persuaded into a writing and production team with Eddie and his brother Brian Holland. The Holland / Dozier / Holland credit graced the majority of Motown’s hit records for the next five years, as the trio struck up particularly successful working relationships with the Supremes and the Four Tops. Dozier contributed both lyrics and...

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