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    Born in Detroit, Michigan
    Lamont Dozier (June 16, 1941- )
    Brian Holland (February 15, 1941- )
    Eddie Holland, Jr. (October 30, 1939- )
    Eddie Holland recorded the singles 'Jamie' (1962) and 'Leaving Here' (1964)
    Dozier recorded the singles 'Fish Ain't Biting' (1974) and 'Trying to Hold on to My Woman' (1974)
    At Motown records, wrote songs for Martha and the Vandellas ('Heat Wave,' 'Nowhere to Run,' 'Jimmy Mack'), Marvin Gaye ('How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You'), Jr. Walker and the All-Stars ('Roadrunner'), The Isley Brothers ('This Old Heart of Mine'), The Miracles ('Mickey's Monkey'), The Four Tops ('Baby I Need Your Lovin,' 'I Can't Help Myself,' 'Reach Out I'll Be There,' 'Standing in the Shadows of Love,' 'Bernadette') and the Supremes ('Where Did Our Love Go,' 'Baby Love,' 'Come See About Me,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'You Can't Hurry Love,' 'You Keep Me Hangin On')
    Founded their own Invictus and Hot Wax record labels (1968)
    Wrote and produced songs for Freda Payne ('Band of Gold'), the Chairmen of the Board ('Give Me Just a Little More Time') and the Honey Cone ('While You're Out Looking for Sugar,' 'The Day I Found Myself')
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990)
    Eddie Holland gave up a promising performing career because of stage fright.
    They staged a work slowdown at Motown over a royalties dispute.
    They left to form their own record label amid a flurry of suits and countersuits with Motown.
    Because of the legal battle, their early songs for Hot Wax and Invictus were credited to the fictitious Edith Wayne.
    Together they wrote 13 Number One hits.
    Their songs have been covered by everyone from Linda Ronstadt to the Who, the Dixie Chicks to Motorhead.
    They wrote and produced the Four Tops hit 'It's the Same Old Song' in 24 hours from Berry Gordy's demand for a new single to the record's commercial release.

Credit: C. Fishel

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