Heatwave was a multinational funk/disco group. Their biggest hit, "Boogie Nights," as with most of their material was written by their keyboardist Rod Temperton, who would go on to provide some of Michael Jackson with some of his biggest hits.
The key figure in Heatwave was Rod Temperton, a graduate of the De Aston School in Market Rasen who’d drummed in a band there. After he moved to keyboards, he played in several dance bands, which took him to Worms, West Germany. In 1972, he and guitarist Bern Springer formed a soul cover band, Sundown Carousel. Meanwhile, brothers Johnnie and Keith Wilder were American servicemen based in West Germany when they first began performing. Upon their discharge from the army,... Read More