Lamont Dozier, the prolific songwriter and producer 

who was essential to the success of Motown Data as 

one-third of the Holland-Dozier-Holland staff, died 

on Monday at his residence close to Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 81.

Robin Terry, the chairwoman and chief govt of 

the Motown Museum in Detroit, confirmed the dying 

however didn't specify a trigger.

In collaboration with the brothers Brian and Eddie 

Holland, Mr. Dozier wrote songs for dozens of musical 

acts, however the trio labored most frequently with 

Martha and the Vandellas (“Warmth Wave,” “Jimmy Mack”), 

the 4 Tops (“Bernadette,” “I Can’t Assist Myself”) and