Rod Temperton was born in Cleethorpes, a seaside town on the east coast of the UK.
He also wrote the song Thriller for Michael Jackson.
Bearing these two facts in mind, it struck me there was a similarity between…
- …the two distinctive chords in Thriller, which appear in the intro and also in the chorus:
- …the tune and harmonization of the two words "do like" from the chorus of the song "I do like to be beside the seaside", composed in 1907 by John Glover-Kind:
I known these quotes are in different keys, and neither of these is the definitive harmonization, but I think both tunes could be harmonized as a I chord with the tune descending from the 6th to the 5th degree of the scale. Coincidence?