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Rod Temperton at an event in Italy in 2004. The songwriter penned several megahits of the 1970s and '80s, most notably for Michael Jackson. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

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Republican presidential candidate and TV personality Donald Trump arrives by escalator to the tune of "Rockin' in the Free World." Musician Neil Young did not approve of his song choice. Brendan McDermid /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

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Guitarist Eddie Van Halen came on stage during a Texas stop of Michael Jackson's 1984 tour to play on "Beat It," the Jackson hit that featured a solo by Van Halen. Now, questions about a guitar that the two supposedly signed have led to the cancellation of an auction of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s goods. Carlos Osorio /AP hide caption

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Dr. Conrad Murray, surrounded by his defense attorneys, looks on after the defense rested its case in his involuntary manslaughter trial. Kevork Djansezian/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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