'Thriller writer Rod Temperton showed me his first snare drum which was kept under the stairs'
TRIBUTES have poured in to the Cleethorpes man who wrote Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Rod Temperton, who also collaborated with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Quincy Jones, passed away at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer, as reported at www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk yesterday.
Tributes from music fans and artists poured in for the former De Aston School pupil, who also wrote Jackson's Off The Wall and Rock With Me.
After the news broke, singer and DJ Boy George said: "Sad to hear about the passing of Rod Temperton, a great British songwriter who gave us so much great music.... read more
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