From Michael Jackson to Aretha Franklin: Rod Temperton was not so 'invisible'
But to the artists whom he provided with a remarkable medley of songs, he was anything but invisible.
To them, unassuming Rod Temperton from Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire was the creative powerhouse behind their fame.
It is telling that on Jackson’s death in June 2009, several Post-it notes were found stuck to the King of Pop’s mirror.
Most of them were uplifting statements, but one simply said: “Call Temperton”. A cry for fresh material, perhaps?
For Temperton was the genius behind Thriller, which he wrote in 1982 as the title track of what remains the best-selling album of all time with... read more
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