Upcoming Star Ceremonies

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FANS ATTENDING WALK OF FAME STAR CEREMONY

  • All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all  Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen.
  • We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community.
  • The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The complete star ceremony is available on www.walkoffame.com only. Fans can watch the complete star ceremony anytime on www.walkoffame.com on the star's page. For example, you can watch the Backstreet Boys star ceremony on http://www.walkoffame.com/backstreet-boys.

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For Immediate Release: Feb. 2, 2015
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376
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SONGWRITERS HOLLAND DOZIER HOLLAND
TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown, Mary Wilson, former member of The Supremes and singer Ne-Yo

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,543rd star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Recording

WHERE:    7070 Hollywood Boulevard near the Live Nation Building

WHEN:      Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Holland Dozier Holland with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that songwriters and producers Holland-Dozier-Holland will be honored with the 2,543rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, February 13th, at 11:30a.m. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated near the Live Nation Building at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard. “We are so happy to honor these musical geniuses with their well-deserved star on the Walk of Fame very fittingly during Black History Month,” stated Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez. “Their music has and will continue for decades to be a part of American music history.”

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown and Mary Wilson, former member of The Supremes.

The event will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland wrote and produced many of the songs that are most closely identified with Motown, including such classics as “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” (the Supremes), “Heat Wave” and “Jimmy Mack” (Martha and the Vandellas), “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and “Baby I Need Your Loving” (the Four Tops), and “Can I Get a Witness” and “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” (Marvin Gaye), among many others from their Hitsville tenure. In their behind-the-scenes roles as staff producers and songwriters, Holland-Dozier-Holland was as responsible as any of the performers for Motown’s spectacular success.

Holland, Dozier and Holland were all born in Detroit: Brian Holland on February 15, 1941; Lamont Dozier on June 16, 1941, and Eddie Holland on October 30, 1939. Their relationship with Motown founder Berry Gordy dates back to 1958, before he started the famous Motown Company. Eddie Holland’s recording debut, a 1958 Mercury single, “You,” was one of Gordy’s earliest productions. Gordy also produced some sessions for Brian Holland, while in 1961, Lamont Dozier began recording for Anna Records, owned by Gordy’s sister Gwen.

Holland, Dozier and Holland inaugurated their collaboration in 1962, with the single “Dearest One,” released under Dozier’s name on the Mel-O-Dy label, a Motown subsidiary. The formation of the team was a logical outcome and their workplace was a tiny recording studio in a converted garage at Motown’s “Hitsville U.S.A.” offices.

In short order, Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote and produced Martha and the Vandellas’ “Come and Get These Memories,” which went to No. 3 on the R&B chart and No. 29 on the pop chart in 1963. That same year, the trio also wrote and produced Marvin Gaye’s “Can I Get a Witness,” the Marvelettes’ “Locking Up My Heart” and “Forever,” the Miracles’ “I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying” and “Mickey’s Monkey,” and Martha and the Vandellas’ “Heat Wave” and “Quicksand.”

All of those songs preceded the trio’s record-breaking success with the Supremes. In June 1964, “Where Did Our Love Go” became the first of six consecutive No. 1 singles for the Supremes and Holland, Dozier and Holland.

The trio epitomized the Motown sound: a fluid, up-tempo style that combined catchy lyrics with the fervor of gospel, the groove of R&B and the polish of pop. More than 50 of Motown’s most memorable songs can be attributed to Holland-Dozier-Holland. They produced hits for nearly every act on the Motown family of labels.

The trio left Motown  in 1968 to found their own Invictus/Hot Wax label, where they continued their hit-making ways with Freda Payne’s “Band of Gold,” Chairman of the Board’s “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” and the Honey Cones’ “Want Ads.” The sound of those records – with syncopated rhythm guitars and gospel-inflected vocal arrangements delivering catchy lyrics – was as distinctive as their Motown classics.

When Invictus/Hot Wax folded in 1973, Dozier returned to his performing career, resulting in a string of solo records that continues to be sampled by artists ranging from Lil Wayne to Linkin Park. He continues to achieve success and accolades as an artist, producer, songwriter and most recently USC professor.

In the 70s, the Hollands wrote and produced for a number of artists, including the Supremes and Michael Jackson.  In 1988, the Holland brothers founded the Holland Group production company and revived their label Music Merchant. They continue to release material from their classic catalog as well as new material.

Holland-Dozier-Holland have reunited for the first time in more than 30 years to write the score for the brand new musical version of The First Wives Club, based on the best-selling novel and the hit 1996 film. The score includes brand-new, original songs along with Holland-Dozier-Holland classics “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).” The musical begins its pre-Broadway World Premiere run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on February 17 and runs through March 29. For more info, visit http://www.firstwivesclubthemusical.com/

Holland, Dozier and Holland were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1988 and in 2003, they were named BMI Icons at the 51st BMI Pop Awards. In 2009 they received the Songwriters Hall of Fame very prestigious Johnny Mercer Award.

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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