Y agregó:

“A menudo se le presentaba como el hombre invisible. Era una persona muy modesta.  Nunca quería darse publicidad, a pesar de ser  el único autor de varias canciones eternas,  como Thriller, Off The Wall, Rock With You,para Michael Jackson , de la mano de Quincy Jones, que fue su gran padrino musical.”

Para mí “Rock with You” es la canción perfecta.. Antes se decía que técnicamente era la de Phil Spector, “River deep mountain high”. Pero la de Michael es superior.

   El gran también escribió canciones para Karen Carpenter, Donna Summer, Mariah Carey y Mica Paris. 

Songwriter Rod Temperton with his wife Kathy

Con su esposa Kathy hace un año


Heatwave: “Boogie Nights,” “Always and Forever,” and “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” from Too Hot to Handle, 1976; “The Groove Line” and “The Star of a Story” (covered by George Benson on Give Me the Night, 1980), from Central Heating, 1977; “Razzle Dazzle” and “Eyeballin’,” from Hot Property, 1979; “Gangsters of the Groove” and “Jitterbuggin’,” from Candles, 1980; “Lettin’ It Loose,” from Current, 1982.
Michael Jackson: “Rock with You”, “Off the Wall,” and “Burn This Disco Out,” from Off the Wall, 1979; “Baby Be Mine,” “Thriller,” and “The Lady in My Life,” from Thriller, 1982; “Someone in the Dark,” from the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial audiobook/soundtrack album, 1982; and “Hot Street,”
Rufus: “Masterjam” and “Live in Me,” from Masterjam, 1979
The Brothers Johnson: “Stomp!,” “Light Up the Night,” “You Make Me Wanna Wiggle,” “Treasure,” “All About the Heaven,” “Closer to the One That You Love,” and “Celebrations,” from Light Up the Night, 1980
George Benson: “Love x Love,” “Turn Out the Lamplight,” and “Give Me the Night”, from Give Me the Night, 1980; “Family Reunion,” from Songs and Stories, 2009
Patti Austin: “Do You Love Me?,” “Love Me to Death,” “The Genie,” and “Baby, Come to Me” (with James Ingram), from Every Home Should Have One, 1981
Bob James: “Sign of the Times,” “The Steamin’ Feelin’,” and “Hypnotique,” from Sign of the Times, 1981
Herbie Hancock: “Lite Me Up!,” “The Bomb,” “Gettin’ to the Good Part,” “The Fun Tracks,” “Motor Mouth,” and “Give It All Your Heart,” from Lite Me Up, 1982
Donna Summer: “Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger),” “Livin’ in America,” and “Love Is Just a Breath Away,” from Donna Summer, 1982
The Manhattan Transfer: “The Spice of Life” and “Mystery” (covered by Anita Baker on Rapture), from Bodies and Souls, 1983
Mica Paris: “You Put a Move on My Heart,” “Love Keeps Coming Back,” “We Were Made for Love,” and “Two in a Million,” from Whisper a Prayer, 1993
Siedah Garrett: “Grooverre of Midnight” (originally a demo for Michael Jackson’s Bad), “Baby’s Got It Bad” (a rewrite of “Got the Hots,” , and “Nobody Does Me,” from Kiss of Life, 1988.
Quincy Jones: “The Dude,” “Razzamatazz,” “Somethin’ Special,” and “Turn On the Action,” from The Dude, 1981; “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)” and “Back on the Block,” from Back on the Block, 1989; “Slow Jams,” from Q’s Jook Joint, 1995, which also features covers of “Rock with You,” “Stomp!,” and “You Put a Move on My Heart”
James Ingram: “One More Rhythm”
James Ingram and Michael McDonald: “Yah Mo B There”
Michael McDonald: “Sweet Freedom”
Klymaxx: “Man Size Love”
Jeffrey Osborne: “We Belong to Love”
Aretha Franklin: “Livin’ in the Streets”
Javaroo: “Change It Up”
Second Image: “Lights Out”
Stephanie Mills: “Time of Your Life,” “Hold On to Midnight”
Karen Carpenter: “Lovelines,” “If We Try”, from Lovelines, 1989, and Karen Carpenter, 1996
Wayne Hernandez: “Dancin’ on the Edge,” “Let Me Call You Angel,” “Fazed Out”
Mariah Carey: “I’m That Chick” (listed as cowriter due to sample of Jackson’s “Off the Wall”)