Rod Temperton and his disco band Heatwave, February 1976. Left to right: guitarist Eric Johns (front), keyboard player Rod Temperton, singer Keith Wilder, bassist Mario Mantese, drummer Ernest ‘Bilbo’ Berger and singer Johnnie Wilder Jr (1949–2006) - Boogie Nights ...
Martha and the Vandellas were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown's Gordy label. They became well known for hits such as "Heatwave", "Dancing In The Street", "Nowhere To Run", "Quicksand", "I'm Ready For Love", "Honey Chile", "Jimmy Mack" and "Bless You".
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rod Temperton first found success as a member of disco band Heatwave Rod Temperton, the British songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You, has died. In a statement, Jon Platt, chairman
Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton (9 October 1947 – September 2016) was an English songwriter, record producer, and musician from Cleethorpes, England. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the R&B band Heatwave before writing several internationally known songs performed by Michael Jackson, including "Off The Wall," "Rock With You," and "Thriller." He died October 5 2016 from CANCER.