Detroit-native Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier dies at 81
Detroit is remembering native son and famed Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier, who has died at the age of 81.
Dozier's songs earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a place in the Library of Congress.
Dozier and his songwriting partners, the Holland Brothers, helped define the Motown sound.
In a 2019 interview, Dozier said his songs traced his own journey from growing up poor in Detroit and working as a janitor to carving a place in music history.
"But that's part of life and things I've done, you know what I mean? Some of them I wasn't that quite proud of, but after I did 'em I thought 'man, there's a song in there somewhere," he said.
Dozier wrote well over 400 songs.
Between the 1960s and 1980s more than 40 of them became number-one hits.