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Newswire: R.I.P. Rod Temperton, “Thriller” songwriter

As reported by the BBC, songwriter Rod Temperton has died, following what a statement from Warner/Chappell Music group calls “a brief aggressive battle with cancer.” Temperton was the writer behind a number of huge hits over the years, most notably Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” and the massively popular “Thriller.” Temperton was 66. Born in England in 1949, Temperton was pretty much destined to be a musician from birth.
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