News has just emerged that Cleethorpes born Rod Temperton died from cancer in London last week, aged 66. The musician / songwriter was best known for his collaborations with Michael Jackson on the classic albums ‘Off The Wall’ (1979) and ‘Thriller’ (1982), as well as being part of the band Heatwave, who scored a string of hits in the ‘70s including ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘ ‘Always And Forever’, ‘Too Hot To Handle’, ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’ and ‘The Groove Line’, the first two going platinum in the US.
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By Greg Wilson on May 17, 2012 in Disco, DJ / Club Culture, Records, RIP, The Eighties, The Seventies, Video
Just heard the news that disco diva Donna Summer died today at her home in Key West, Florida, aged 63. She’d been diagnosed with cancer last year, but had kept her illness private.