Don Davis, Motown/Stax musician, producer and composer, dies

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DETROIT (AP) — A family spokeswoman says Don Davis, a longtime Detroit musician, producer, composer and business executive, has died at 75.

Lisa Wilmore said Davis died Thursday in Michigan after a brief illness. She declined to say where he died.

Davis was a session musician during the 1960s at Motown Records in Detroit. He then went to work for Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records. He also started the independent Groovesville label.

He was a co-writer and co-producer of “Who’s Making Love,” a 1968 Stax hit for Johnnie Taylor.

Davis had been chairman and CEO of Detroit-based First Independence Bank.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement Friday that Davis was “the epitome of Detroit’s can-do spirit.”

Davis is survived by his wife, Kiko, and three children.

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