Groovexpress No. 424 - 11.10.2016 (21.00 - 22.00)

Rodney Lynn 'Rod' Tempterton


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Rodney Lynn 'Rod' Temperton (* 9. Oktober 1949 in Cleethorpes; † September/Oktober 2016 in London) war ein britischer Songwriter, Musikproduzent und Musiker. Er schrieb, neben vielen anderen Kompositionen, für Michael Jackson den Titel Thriller sowie weitere Hits für dessen gleichnamiges Album Thriller, welches das meistverkaufte Musikalbum aller Zeiten ist.

Rodney Lynn 'Rod' Temperton (9 October 1949 – September/October 2016) was an English songwriter, record producer and musician. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the 1970s R&B, funk and disco band, Heatwave, whose hit songs included 'Boogie Nights' and 'Always and Forever'. After being recruited by producer Quincy Jones, he wrote several internationally known songs performed by Michael Jackson, including 'Thriller', 'Off the Wall' and 'Rock With You'. He also wrote George Benson's hit "Give Me the Night", and Patti Austin and James Ingram's US number one hit 'Baby, Come To Me', among many others. Temperton won a Grammy Award in 1990 for his work on 'Birdland', from Quincy Jones's album Back on the Block.

  Rod Temperton


01 Heatwave – Boogie Nights
02 Klymaxx – Man Size Love
03 James Ingram & Michael McDonald – Yah Mo B There (Jellybean Remix)
04 Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
05 Stephanie Mills - Time Of Your Life
06 Brothers Johnson – Stomp!
07 Donna Summer – Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
08 Aretha Franklin – Livin’ in the Streets
09 Michael Jackson – Rock With You

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