One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II.
Dozier died "peacefully" Monday at his home near Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a statement from his family.
Dozier died at 81. As part of the songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, he co-wrote dozens of hits, including "Baby Love," "Heat Wave" and "Reflections," helping to define the Motown sound.
Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier has died at age 81.
Debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, along with the Latin pop megahit “Livin' La Vida Loca” and Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody," are being inducted into the National Recording Registry.