Lamont Dozier, one of Motown's greatest soul singers and songwriters, who wrote for The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and The Isley Brothers, has died at the age of 81, his son announced on Tuesday.
Rest in Heavenly Peace, Dad!"
“wrote on Instagram the son of Dozier without revealing the causes of the death of the american artist.
Born on June 16, 1941, raised in a Detroit family entirely focused on music, Dozier triumphed in the 1960s when he joined forces with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland at Motown Records.
They wrote hits like
Where Did Our Love Go
In The Name of Love
for The Supremes.
The trio chained the successes for the groups The Miracles, The Four Tops or Marvin Gaye.
It was as if we won the lottery every time
,” Dozier had fun in his autobiography published in 2019. After leaving Motown and the Holland brothers in the 1970s, the artist pursues a solo career by expanding his lineup with pop-rock megastar Phil Collins.
The title "
" won a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award.
Dozier and the Holland brothers were also rewarded by having their names on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the 1990s.