Love Factory: The History of Holland Dozier Holland - Howard Priestley.
It has long been acknowledged that Berry Gordy Jr and his Motown Empire put Detroit on the International musical map but it was the creative genius of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland who would take the sound into uncharted territory. In this book author Howard Priestley explores in depth the story of the three friends, their meteoric rise to fame and their fall from the heights. Forty years in the making, Priestley's love affair with the work of H-D-H started with his art thesis (so, well illustrated for a start!). The focus of this book is as much on their Invictus and Hotwax story as Motown, and is peppered with interviews with the likes of Steve Mancha, Chairmen of the Board, Melvin Davis and Eddie Holland himself (softback, illustrated, new, 236 pages).