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11/3/17-Heatwave lead dies

(Rolling Stone) Keith Wilder, the singer of the influential Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, died Sunday at the age of 65. Les Spaine, the group's manager, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone. Wilder's cousin and bandmate, Billy Jones, told Dayton.com that Wilder was suffering from health problems and died in his sleep. No specific cause of death has been revealed. "He had an excellent compositional instinct and wrote great music […]

todayNovember 3, 2017


10/5/16-Rod Temperton dies

Rod Temperton, the British songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's "Thriller," "Off The Wall" and "Rock With You," has died. Temperton died in London last week at the age of 66 after "a brief aggressive battle with cancer." Temperton's other hits included "Boogie Nights," "Always and Forever" and "Grooveline" for his band Heatwave. "His family is devastated and request total privacy at this, the saddest of sad times," Mr Platt […]

todayOctober 5, 2016