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Overview (4)

Born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (cancer)
Birth NameRodney Lynn Temperton
Nickname The Invisible Man

Mini Bio (1)

Rod Temperton was born on October 9, 1949 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Rodney Lynn Temperton. He was married to Kathy. He died in September 2016 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

Kathy (? - 2016) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Songwriter. His songs were recorded by George Benson Donna Summer and Herbie Hancock before he was used by Quincy Jones for Michael Jackson.
Was the keyboard player for Heatwave.
Wrote and recorded his band Heatwave's R&B hit "Always and Forever" (1977) that was memorably covered by Luther Vandross in 1995.
Extraordinarily prolific, yet self-effacing British songwriter who began as a singer while serving with the US army in West Germany. He was subsequently a member of several groups, including Sundown Carousel (in Germany) and The Hammer. His first claim to fame was a s keyboardist for the funk band Heatwave. Temperton was recruited by Quincy Jones in 1978 as a songwriter and formed a successful partnership with Jones and recording engineer Bruce Swedien, dubbed The A-Team'. Among his numerous hits are the title track for Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall', plus 'Rock With You' and 'Give Me the Night' (1980, a George Benson mega hit).
Wrote for Michael Jackson, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Manhattan Transfer, Lionel Richie, Karen Carpenter and countless others.

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