Keith Wilder, a member of ’70s’ disco/funk band Heatwave died Sunday at age 65. Heatwave was one of the premier bands of the ’70s because of hits like “Boogie Nights,” “Always And Forever” and “The Groove Line.” The band was started by Wilder’s brother Johnny who was stationed in GermanyContinue Reading

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Songwriter/producer/musician Rod Temperton died last week at the age of 66 after falling ill with Cancer. Temperton wrote some of the biggest R&B songs of the ’70s and ’80’s but he is most famous for his work with Michael Jackson. The British native wrote “Rock With You,” “Off The Wall,” “Thriller”Continue Reading

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Heatwave was one of many top caliber funk bands of the ’70’s. Brothers Johnnie Wilder Jr. and Keith Wilder were from the fertile funk nest of Dayton, Ohio also home to Zapp, The Ohio Players, Slave and Cincinnati neighbor Bootsy Collins. The brothers were in Germany serving time in theContinue Reading

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