Holland, Dozier, Holland
Diana Ross (The Supremes)
Ahmet Ertegun Award
Motown as we know it would not exist without Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Born and raised in Detroit, Holland, Dozier and Holland cranked out hits with the regularity of the auto plants they grew up surrounded by. Yet however machine-like they were in their songwriting, at the core of each hit is a throbbing, aching, unmistakably human heart.
Diana Ross Inducts Holland, Dozier, HollandDiana Ross Inducts Holland, Dozier, Holland at the 1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Diana Ross Inducts Holland, Dozier, Holland00:03:25
Holland, Dozier, Holland Acceptance Speech00:04:27
Hall of Fame Essay
The Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "You Can't Hurry Love." The Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There." Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You." Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave."
Each of these songs was written by the team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, and according to BMI statistics, each has been broadcast or performed more than 1 million times.
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