Earlier this week, it was announced that the music industry lost one of its luminaries in one Rod Temperton. If the name doesn’t quite ring a bell, I don’t blame you. He was pop music’s “Invisible Man,” having a hand in writing some of the 70s and 80s biggest hits, without many even knowing his name.
You may have heard a song called “Thriller,” though, and maybe another little tune called “Rock With You,” both written by Temperton. Oh and that “Always and Forever” slow burner that you hear every once in a while as someone’s karaoke go-to? Temperton as well.
This week’s five reflects a little on Rod Temperton’s contributions to music and celebrates it even more. You may have not heard his name until this week, but trust that he’s been familiar to us for as long as we’ve two-stepped to any of the massive songs he’s responsible for.