|Genres:||Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television Vocals|
|Tags:||soft rock 80s pop singer-songwriter yacht rock rock classic rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia Wikipedia|
Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly a member of Texas heavy rock band Flash, Cross was signed to Warner Brothers Records on the strength of his songwriting talents. His 1980 debut, full of smooth AOR songs ideal for radio-play, spawned hits in Ride Like The Wind (US number 2 - featuring Michael McDonald), Sailing (US number 1), Never Be The Same and Say Youll Be Mine. Cross won five Grammy Awards in 1981, including Best Album of the Year. Cross also sang and co-wrote, along with Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach and Peter Allen, the theme song, Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do) for the top-grossing Dudley Moore movie Arthur in 1981. The song gave Cross another US number 1 hit and his only UK Top 10 single. Despite having a UK Top 20 album, Cross singles sales propelled him no further than number 48 (Sailing). His second album, Another Page...