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Rod Temperton Dies: “Thriller” & Oscar-Nominated ‘The Color Purple’ Songwriter Was 66

Rod Temperton, pop music’s “invisible man” behind a string of influential and highly successful songs in the 1970s and 80s, including Michael Jackson’s hit “Thriller”, and who was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1986 for his work alongside Quincy Jones on The Color Purple soundtrack and score, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 66. Temperton’s impact in the sound and tex
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