Lamont Dozier, one of the primary architects of the Motown Sound, one-third of Holland-Dozier-Holland and legendary songwriter, producer and recording artist, is responsible for writing and producing over 54 #1 hits for The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and a host of others. Lamont has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, from which he received the 2009 Johnny Mercer Award, the highest praise a songwriter can achieve. Lamont has enjoyed tremendous international success as a recording artist, and was named Best New Male Pop Vocalist from Billboard and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album in 2002 for his Reflections album. He has had continued success as a songwriter and producer, and has worked with prominent acts such as Aretha Franklin, Simply Red, Phil Collins, Boy George, Eric Clapton, Solange Knowles, Sir Cliff Richard and George Benson, among many others. Notably, Lamont collaborated with Phil Collins on the soundtrack for Buster, which earned them a GRAMMY Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Brit Award, Britain’s distinguished Ivor Novello honor and an Oscar nomination for the song, “Two Hearts.” In 2007, Lamont received the prestigious Thornton Legacy Award from USC, where he served as an Artist in Residence professor for the Popular Music program through the distinguished Thornton School of Music, which has established the highly sought after “Lamont Dozier Scholarship” in perpetuity. Lamont and his wife, Barbara, were married for over 40 years, and together they have three children, Beau, Paris and Desiree, and three grandchildren, Dawson, Venice and Naomi.
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