#RIPRod: ‘Thriller’ Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies

by TV One Staff

October 5, 2016

We lost a great one!

Songwriter Rod Temperton lost his battle with cancer last week. He blessed us with some of Michael’s greatest hits – “Thriller,” “Off the Wall,” and “Rock With You.”

And, he’s one of our very own Unsung artists, starting his career in the legendary disco band Heatwave.

Did you know Rod gave “Rock With You” to Heatwave first? You gotta hear this story…


Watch it now:


TELL US: We’re keeping “Rock With You” on replay. Share your favorite Rod Temperton song!