He was known as "The invisible man" thanks to keeping a low profile, but Rod Temperton was one of the most successful songwriters of the 1970's and 1980's.
The big one was of course Thriller that Michael Jackson recorded, but he penned quite a few more beginning with Boogie Nights for the band Heatwave were he was one of the members. Here's that and a few other of his hits.
Rod Temperton passed away last week. BBC has more on that and Rod here.