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Thriller composer - Rod Temperton - dies

Thriller composer - Rod Temperton - dies

November 25, 2016, 12:00 pm

Songwriter and producer Rod Temperton, best known for writing ‘Thriller’ for Michael Jackson, has died in London at age 68.

Temperton composed a horde of songs for Jackson including ‘Rock With You’, ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Burn This Disco Out’, ‘Baby Be Mine’ and ‘Lady In My Life’ as well as ‘Someone In The Dark’ from the ‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ soundtrack and
Hot Street’, an outtake from Thriller.

His songs for others include ‘Stomp’ for Brothers Johnson, ‘Love X Love’ and ‘Give Me The Night’ for George Benson and ‘Love Is In Control’ for Donna Summer as well as songs from Mariah Carey, Karen Carpenter, Patti Austin, Rufus, Herbie Hancock, The Manhattan Transfer, Quincy Jones, LL Cool J and Aretha Franklin.