Soul Serenade: Heatwave, “Always And Forever” (RIP Rod Temperton)

Heatwave - Always and ForeverRod Temperton died recently. Although he never had a hit record under his own name, his fame as a songwriter, producer, and member of the band Heatwave insured that he will never be forgotten.

Although Temperton made his name in American R&B, he was born in Lincolnshire in England. His father didn’t read him bedtime stories. Instead he stuck a transistor radio in his crib. As a result, Temperton’s interest in music began at a early age. Pemberton played drums in his early bands, but after high school he went to work in a frozen food factory and played music on a part-time basis … (more)


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