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They Write the Songs

Series 2

Episode 10: Holland-Dozier-Holland

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 2

The writing team who formed the Motown sound, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland are considered to be one of the greatest in pop music. Not only did they produce countless hit records for the likes of The Supremes and The Marvelettes, but their work also marks the emergence of 'the track' as being the dominant influence in songwriting and record production - even over lyric or melody writing. In this, the last of the series, Barry Manilow celebrates their contribution and reflects on the development of songwriting over eighty years ... Show less

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