Motown's Incomparable Songwriters: The Genius of Holland-Dozier-Holland

A black and white photograph of songwriters Brian Holland, Edward Holland and Lamont Dozier around a piano, smiling

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With Brian and Eddie Holland in conversation

Brian Holland, Edward Holland and Lamont Dozier, known as Holland-Dozier-Holland, are arguably the greatest songwriting team in American pop music history. 

70 of the songs they wrote between 1962 and 1973 reached the Billboard Top 40, with 15 of these reaching number one. No other songwriting team or individual has come close to equalling, let alone surpassing, this record. As tunesmiths for the legendary Motown label, and for their own corporations, Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, they wrote and produced hits for Diana Ross and the Supremes, including Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, Where Did Our Love Go?, You Keep Me Hangin' On and You Can't Hurry Love; for the Four Tops (I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), It's the Same Old Song, and Reach Out I'll Be There) and for many others. They've been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Meet brothers Brian and Eddie Holland in conversation as they reveal the inspirations and stories behind their chart-topping hits and their creative and intimate relationships with Motown's biggest stars. Hosted by journalist, broadcaster and curator Jaqueline Springer.

The event accompanies the publication of a new book Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland from Omnibus Press. It will be on sale at a book signing after the conversation. 

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Name: Motown's Incomparable Songwriters: The Genius of Holland-Dozier-Holland
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