Christopher Cross

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Descriptive "tags": soft rock 80s pop singer-songwriter yacht rock rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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 You’ll 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, ‘Arthur’s 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...

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