Rod Temperton

1949 - 2016

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Rodney Lynn Temperton (9 October 1949 – 25 September 2016) was an English songwriter, musician, vocalist, and record producer. Temperton was the keyboardist and main songwriter for the 1970s pop music, disco, and funk band Heatwave, writing songs including "Star of a Story", "Always and Forever", "Boogie Nights", and "The Groove Line". After he was recruited by record producer Quincy Jones, he wrote several successful singles for Michael Jackson, including "Thriller", "Off the Wall", and "Rock with You". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rod Temperton has received more than 1,372,290 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Rod Temperton is the 1,789th most popular musician (down from 1,529th in 2019), the 4,403rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,655th in 2019) and the 300th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Rod Temperton ranks 1,789 out of 2,675Before him are Mary Wilson, Vadim Repin, Stjepan Hauser, Howard Jones, Igor Presnyakov, and Jim Gordon. After him are RZA, Glyn Johns, Robert Westerholt, Adam Schlesinger, Guy Pratt, and Reginald Arvizu.

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Among people born in 1949, Rod Temperton ranks 505Before him are Debra Monk, Larisa Petrik, Boy Hayje, György Gedó, Zbigniew Gut, and Anne-Marie Lizin. After him are Michael D. Griffin, Ed King, Ian Livingstone, Percy Rojas, Alex Miller, and Richard Price. Among people deceased in 2016, Rod Temperton ranks 410Before him are Francisco Flores Pérez, Hanoi Hannah, Vince Boryla, Stephen Keshi, Abu Omar al-Shishani, and Anatoli Isayev. After him are Gloria DeHaven, George Voinovich, Jerry Doyle, Sverre Kjelsberg, Velimir Sombolac, and Berta Cáceres.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rod Temperton ranks 4,403 out of 6,924Before him are Anne McLaren (1927), Paul Radmilovic (1886), H. R. F. Keating (1926), Neil Kinnock (1942), Thomas Percy (1729), and Craig Ferguson (1962). After him are Glyn Johns (1942), Brian Friel (1929), Phil Anderson (1958), Susan Haack (1945), Alan Rees (1938), and Guy Pratt (1962).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Rod Temperton ranks 300Before him are Philip Selway (1967), Richey Edwards (1967), Guy Berryman (1978), Jarvis Cocker (1963), Rupert Holmes (1947), and Howard Jones (1955). After him are Glyn Johns (1942), Guy Pratt (1962), William Orbit (1956), Dave Mason (1946), Howard Donald (1968), and Richard Tandy (1948).