Wilder brothers, Johnny and Keither, hail from Dayton,Ohio,
but formed Heatwave after their honorable discharges
from the US Army and while they were still in Germany.
addition to their evergreen ballad, "Always and
Forever," and perhaps the best disco funk album
ever, "Too Hot To Handle," the Wilder brothers
gave the world keyboardist and songwriter, Rod Temperton,
whom they discovered in Europe.
was quickly whisked from the band by Quincy Jones, who
used Temperton's songs to re-launch the solo career
of Michael Jackson with the hit album, "Off The
Wilder was paralyzed from the neck down in a terrible
auto accident in Dayton in 1979 and now records as a
Christian artist. Keith and a reconstituted "Heatwave"
started performing live again in the mid-1990s. Check
them out on the 1997 concert album, At The Greek Theater,
Rating: "Not Reviewed."