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Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton (born 1947 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England) is an English songwriter, record producer and musician most famous for writing a number of songs performed by Michael Jackson, including the title track of Jackson's Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time.

As Temperton remembers music was in his bones from an early age; " My father wasn't the kind of person who'd read you a story before you went off to sleep - he used to put a transistor… read more

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  • You guys are missing the point. This guy was responsible for some of Jackson's greatist hits. If not for him the album Thiller would not have been the great sucess it was. UnfortunatelyGr you are absolutely right... Shame that every single post here so far is a complaint about an apparent Last.fm bug, rather than a tribute to one of the great songwriters of the late 20th century. Off The Wall, Thriller, Rock With You, Boogie Nights, Give Me The Night, Stomp!, Always And Forever, The Groove Line, The Lady In My Life, Look After Love... the list of his great compositions is a very long one. (2)
  • What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [6]
  • Shame that every single post here so far is a complaint about an apparent Last.fm bug, rather than a tribute to one of the great songwriters of the late 20th century. Off The Wall, Thriller, Rock With You, Boogie Nights, Give Me The Night, Stomp!, Always And Forever, The Groove Line, The Lady In My Life, Look After Love... the list of his great compositions is a very long one.
  • get him off MY wall!!!
  • LOL !
  • What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [4]
  • What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [3]
  • What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [2
  • fail fail fail :[
  • talk about off the wall - you're not Michael Jackson

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