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"The next morning, I woke up, and I just said this word. Something in my head just said, this is the title."

"You could visualize it on the top of the Billboard charts. You could see the merchandising for this one word, how it jumped off the page as 'Thriller.'"Said Rod Temperton — who has died at the age of 68 — about the song he wrote, the song that was once "Starlight":
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