Lamont Dozier

American singer-songwriter (1941–2022)

Lamont Herbert Dozier (/ləˈmɒnt ˈdʒər/;[1] June 16, 1941 – August 8, 2022) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer.[2] He was a member of the Holland–Dozier–Holland group.

Lamont Dozier
Dozier in 2009
Dozier in 2009
Background information
Birth nameLamont Herbert Dozier
Born(1941-06-16)June 16, 1941
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedAugust 8, 2022(2022-08-08) (aged 81)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
GenresRhythm and blues, funk, soul
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • arranger
Years active1962–2022
LabelsMotown, Invictus/Hot Wax, Warner Bros., ABC Records
  • Ann Brown
  • Daphne Dumas
    (div. 1969)
  • Barbara Ullman
    (m. 1980; died 2021)

Dozier wrote the song "Two Hearts" for the movie soundtrack for Buster.[3] "Two Hearts" received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song nomination, an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song; and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.

Collins and Dozier also co-wrote "Loco in Acapulco" for The Four Tops.[4]

Dozier and the Holland brothers were honored into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.[5]

Dozier died at his home near Scottsdale, Arizona on August 8, 2022, at the age of 81.[6]

References change

  1. "Say How". Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2007.
  2. Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Soul Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 73/4. ISBN 0-85112-733-9.
  3. Hogan, Ed. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  4. Williams, Richard (August 9, 2022). "Lamont Dozier obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  5. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees by Year 1990". Official website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. 2013. pp. Induction category: Non–Performer for Holland–Dozier–Holland. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  6. Edwards, Gavin (August 9, 2022). "Lamont Dozier, Writer of Numerous Motown Hits, Dies at 81". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2022.