Dennis Coffey


Dennis Coffey

From "rock & roll kid" to honorary member of Motown's elite rhythm section the Funk Brothers, Dennis Coffey was one of Detroit's most in-demand session guitarists during the '60s and the '70s. A former Funk Brother, Dennis has played guitar on over 100 soul music gold records at Motown in Detroit with artists such as The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and The Four Tops. He has recorded in LA with artists such as Quincy Jones, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, and Ringo Starr. Dennis has recorded with George Clinton and also played on many Northern Soul records at Golden World Studios like Real Humdinger by J.J. Barnes and Open the Door to your Heart by Darrel Banks. Dennis has two international top ten hits himself with Scorpio and Taurus. He has written a movie theme, Black Belt Jones, and has written a book about his life entitled, Guitars, Bars, and Motown Super Stars. (Available - University of Michigan Press in the USA and Canada and Bee Cool Publishing in London, England.) Dennis has also appeared in the documentary, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, the PBS Special, Rhythm, Love and Soul and From the Heart - The Four Tops 50th Anniversary TV Special.

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