Songwriter Of “Thriller” Dies

Rod Temperton was an English songwriter, record producer, and musician. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the R&B funk/disco band Heatwave before writing several internationally known songs performed by Michael Jackson, including mega-hit “Thriller” as well as “Off the Wall”, “Rock with You,” and numerous others. His death from cancer was reported by his publisher yesterday, though he died last week.

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