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October 24, 1999 | GREG BRAXTON, Greg Braxton is a Times staff writer
The mood was set. The singer entered the recording studio below his living room, went past the wall of vintage musical keyboards and settled into the sound booth. Everything was familiar--the surroundings, the atmosphere and most important, the song he was about to tape. A breath. Then the lyrics, the ones he knew so well, began flowing in low, soulful tones. "My world is empty without you, babe. My world is empty without you, babe. And as I go my way alone, I find it hard for me to carry on.
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June 16, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
She was an ambitious, well-connected former Nashville radio station receptionist when the performing rights organization BMI hired her to open a southern regional office in the Tennessee capital in 1958. By the time Frances Williams Preston retired as president and chief executive of BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) in 2004, she had been long known as one of the most successful and influential executives in the music industry and a key figure in Nashville's growth as a major music center.
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March 12, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lamont Dozier Honored: Michael Bolton and the Four Tops are among the performers set to salute Grammy-winning songwriter Lamont Dozier ("Stop in the Name of Love," "Heat Wave," "Baby I Need Your Loving") tonight. The tribute is part of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's Promise Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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September 6, 2008 | Mike Boehm
Theater producers won't stop in the name of love or anything else when it comes to churning out musical remakes of hit films. So here comes "The First Wives Club," which the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego said Friday would have its premiere July 15-Aug. 23 in a prelude to a planned Broadway run. It's adapted from the 1996 dumped-babes buddy picture starring Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler, and from the Olivia Goldsmith novel that preceded it. What's striking about "The First Wives Club" is its promise of an original score of new songs by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, the trio of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees who helped make Motown in the 1960s.
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October 31, 1999
I appreciated Greg Braxton's article on Lamont Dozier, who contributed so much to the soul sounds of the 1960s and '70s ("How Sweet It Was," Oct. 24). But a reference to the song "Only You" being recorded by the Drifters was an amazing gaffe. It was a mega-hit by the Platters, their first of many. STEPHEN C. PROPES Long Beach
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August 4, 1998 | Reuters
Legendary Motown songwriting trio Holland-Dozier-Holland, creators of hits such as "Stop in the Name of Love" and "I Hear a Symphony," are singing to the tune of $30 million as they become the latest musicians to wrap up a security deal backed by future music royalties. The bond deal, which got a single-A rating from two major credit-rating agencies, will be backed by more than 300 of the trio's compositions, according to Pullman Group, which underwrote the private placement.
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September 6, 2008 | Mike Boehm
Theater producers won't stop in the name of love or anything else when it comes to churning out musical remakes of hit films. So here comes "The First Wives Club," which the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego said Friday would have its premiere July 15-Aug. 23 in a prelude to a planned Broadway run. It's adapted from the 1996 dumped-babes buddy picture starring Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler, and from the Olivia Goldsmith novel that preceded it. What's striking about "The First Wives Club" is its promise of an original score of new songs by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, the trio of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees who helped make Motown in the 1960s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
She was an ambitious, well-connected former Nashville radio station receptionist when the performing rights organization BMI hired her to open a southern regional office in the Tennessee capital in 1958. By the time Frances Williams Preston retired as president and chief executive of BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) in 2004, she had been long known as one of the most successful and influential executives in the music industry and a key figure in Nashville's growth as a major music center.
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November 20, 1987 | PAUL GREIN
"Motown kept pumping the singles out. They would barely go up the charts before we'd have to have another one ready," Eddie Holland said, sitting in a North Hollywood rehearsal studio with longtime partners Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland. The team was reminiscing about the days two decades ago when they wrote and produced such Motown classics as "Reach Out I'll Be There" for the Four Tops and "You Can't Hurry Love" for the Supremes.
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April 15, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
AS Motown's top songwriter-producers during the 1960s, Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland -- famed simply as Holland-Dozier-Holland -- created indelible, home-cooked hits on the ground floor of a two-story house in Detroit that label owner Berry Gordy, who lived upstairs with his family, dubbed Hitsville, USA.
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April 15, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
AS Motown's top songwriter-producers during the 1960s, Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland -- famed simply as Holland-Dozier-Holland -- created indelible, home-cooked hits on the ground floor of a two-story house in Detroit that label owner Berry Gordy, who lived upstairs with his family, dubbed Hitsville, USA.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1999
I appreciated Greg Braxton's article on Lamont Dozier, who contributed so much to the soul sounds of the 1960s and '70s ("How Sweet It Was," Oct. 24). But a reference to the song "Only You" being recorded by the Drifters was an amazing gaffe. It was a mega-hit by the Platters, their first of many. STEPHEN C. PROPES Long Beach
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October 24, 1999 | GREG BRAXTON, Greg Braxton is a Times staff writer
The mood was set. The singer entered the recording studio below his living room, went past the wall of vintage musical keyboards and settled into the sound booth. Everything was familiar--the surroundings, the atmosphere and most important, the song he was about to tape. A breath. Then the lyrics, the ones he knew so well, began flowing in low, soulful tones. "My world is empty without you, babe. My world is empty without you, babe. And as I go my way alone, I find it hard for me to carry on.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1998 | Reuters
Legendary Motown songwriting trio Holland-Dozier-Holland, creators of hits such as "Stop in the Name of Love" and "I Hear a Symphony," are singing to the tune of $30 million as they become the latest musicians to wrap up a security deal backed by future music royalties. The bond deal, which got a single-A rating from two major credit-rating agencies, will be backed by more than 300 of the trio's compositions, according to Pullman Group, which underwrote the private placement.
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June 16, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The wife of a Motown singer and songwriter was arrested Monday night on suspicion of harboring a fugitive when police found a carjacking suspect hiding in her bedroom after he eluded officers during a flight that turned into a televised freeway chase, police said. Barbara Dozier, 47, was booked Monday night at Van Nuys Jail, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee. Dozier is married to Lamont Dozier, 57, who was instrumental in the birth of the Motown sound.
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March 12, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lamont Dozier Honored: Michael Bolton and the Four Tops are among the performers set to salute Grammy-winning songwriter Lamont Dozier ("Stop in the Name of Love," "Heat Wave," "Baby I Need Your Loving") tonight. The tribute is part of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's Promise Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The wife of a Motown singer and songwriter was arrested Monday night on suspicion of harboring a fugitive when police found a carjacking suspect hiding in her bedroom after he eluded officers during a flight that turned into a televised freeway chase, police said. Barbara Dozier, 47, was booked Monday night at Van Nuys Jail, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee. Dozier is married to Lamont Dozier, 57, who was instrumental in the birth of the Motown sound.
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November 20, 1987 | PAUL GREIN
"Motown kept pumping the singles out. They would barely go up the charts before we'd have to have another one ready," Eddie Holland said, sitting in a North Hollywood rehearsal studio with longtime partners Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland. The team was reminiscing about the days two decades ago when they wrote and produced such Motown classics as "Reach Out I'll Be There" for the Four Tops and "You Can't Hurry Love" for the Supremes.
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