US sources are reporting the death of BARBARA DOZIER, wife of song writing legend Lamont. Few details are forthcoming.

Barbara (nee Ullman) had been married to Lamont for over 40 years and since his departure from Motown and his subsequent split from the Holland brothers, she  has helped guide his business affairs ensuring that his extensive back catalogue remains relevant.

It seems that the couple lived between homes in Las Vegas and Los Angeles where they ran Lamont’s publishing company and Hothouse Records.

Our condolences go to Lamont and his family.