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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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  • Avatar for mikesmusic107
    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)
  • Avatar for D_CAMUS
    What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [6]
  • Avatar for UnfortunatelyGr
    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.
  • Avatar for heaventree22
    get him off MY wall!!!
  • Avatar for Nicast
    LOL !
  • Avatar for mushyshellz
    What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [4]
  • Avatar for Just-In_Best
    What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [3]
  • Avatar for CamillaJackson
    What the fuck is that. I listened to Michael Jackon !!! [2
  • Avatar for Amilven
    fail fail fail :[
  • Avatar for privatefifi
    talk about off the wall - you're not Michael Jackson

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