2016 – The death of English songwriter, record producer, and musician Rod Temperton was announced dead Read more

2016 – The death of English songwriter, record producer, and musician Rod Temperton was announced dead

2016 – The death of English songwriter, record producer, and musician Rod Temperton was announced dead. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the R&B funk/disco band Heatwave. Temperton was recruited by Quincy Jones to write songs for Michael Jackson, including ‘Thriller’, ‘Off the Wall’, and ‘Rock with You’.