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Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter. May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ...

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Career

He is best known for composing "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" for the film Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen.) Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do) is a song by Christopher Cross that is the well known theme song from the 1981 film Arthur starring Dudley Moore. ... Arthur is a 1981 film which tells the story of drunken playboy millionaire Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore), who was on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). ... Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ... Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Burt Bacharach (IPA: , born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Cross first played with an Austin based cover band named Flash before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros. Cross released his self-titled debut album, Christopher Cross in 1979, which garnered him five Grammy Awards. He is, along with Norah Jones, the only artist to receive all of the "Big Four" Grammy Awards (Best Record, Song, Album, and New Artist) in the same year (it should be noted however that although Jones sang the song, she did not personally receive the Song of the Year Grammy because it is a songwriter's award). Hits from this album included "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind" (featuring backing vocals by Michael McDonald) and "Never Be the Same." Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County, Williamson County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... Warner Bros. ... A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... Christopher Cross is the self-titled debut album by Christopher Cross, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Sailing is a song performed by Christopher Cross, featured in his 1979 self-titled debut album, also featuring the songs Ride Like the Wind (featuring backing vocals by Michael McDonald) and Never Be the Same. ... A different person also named Michael McDonald is a co-founder of ATO Records. ...


His second album, Another Page, which came out in 1983, included the hit songs "Think of Laura" and "All Right." Another Page is Christopher Cross second album, recorded in 1983. ...


Singles

Title US HOT 100 Serial number Year From album
"Ride Like The Wind" #2 Warner 49184 March 1980 Christopher Cross
"Sailing" #1 Warner 49507 July 1980 Christopher Cross
"Never Be The Same" #15 Warner 49580 October 1980 Christopher Cross
"Say You'll Be Mine" #20 Warner 49705 April 1981 Christopher Cross
"Spinning" - Warner 1980-1981 Christopher Cross
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" #1 Warner 49787 August 1981 Arthur(Soundtrack)
"All Right" #12 Warner 29843 January 1983 Another Page
"No Time For Talk" #33 Warner 29662 May 1983 Another Page
"Think Of Laura" #9 Warner 29658 December 1983 Another Page
"Every Turn of the World" - - 1985 Every Turn Of The World
"A Chance For Heaven" #76 Columbia 04492 1984 -
"Charm The Snake" #68 Warner 28864 1985 Every Turn Of The World
"Ride Like The Wind(Remix)" - Warner 2001 -

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Ride Like the Wind was a hit single for Christopher Cross in 1980, appearing on his self-titled debut album. ... Sailing is a song performed by Christopher Cross, featured in his 1979 self-titled debut album, also featuring the songs Ride Like the Wind (featuring backing vocals by Michael McDonald) and Never Be the Same. ... Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do) is a song by Christopher Cross that is the well known theme song from the 1981 film Arthur starring Dudley Moore. ...

Awards

  • Academy Award for Best Song, 1981, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, 1981, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"
  • Grammy, 1981 - Record of the Year - "Sailing"
  • Grammy, 1981 - Album of the Year- "Christopher Cross" (self titled debut)
  • Grammy, 1981 - Best New Artist - "Christopher Cross"
  • Grammy, 1981 - Song of the Year - "Sailing"
  • Grammy, 1981 - Best Arrangement - "Sailing"

Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do) is a song by Christopher Cross that is the well known theme song from the 1981 film Arthur starring Dudley Moore. ... Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do) is a song by Christopher Cross that is the well known theme song from the 1981 film Arthur starring Dudley Moore. ...

Discography

Christopher Cross is the self-titled debut album by Christopher Cross, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Another Page is Christopher Cross second album, recorded in 1983. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Window is an early release by the band The Microphones. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walking In Avalon, Christopher Cross’ seventh album release and is a double album package that contains Christophers latest new studio album, and Greatest Hits Live album together. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Trivia

  • Many people associate "Think of Laura" with the Luke and Laura plotline of the soap opera, General Hospital, which was very popular at the time, but it was actually written about a friend of Christopher's girlfriend at the time (named Laura) who had recently been killed by a stray bullet while riding in the back of a car[1].
  • Christopher Cross performed the song "Sailing" alongside the pop band 'Nsync at the Fourth Annual Blockbuster Awards in 1999.
  • Cross also performed lead vocals on "So Far Away", a song from Alan Parsons' album On Air. When Parsons was touring in support of that album, Cross would sometimes join the band onstage to sing the song if he was available.
  • Christopher Cross spent much of his youth living in a home on Newbury Terrace in Terrell Hills, just outside San Antonio, Texas. That home had earlier belonged to the Cummins family and another notable San Antonian, the historian and author Light Townsend Cummins, grew up in that same house a decade earlier. It has since been demolished.
  • His daughter, Madison is a singer and actress. She wrote and recorded a single dedicated to poet Mattie Stepanek in 2005.

Luke and Laura Spencer Luke Spencer and Laura Webber Spencer are fictional characters on the American soap opera General Hospital. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Carl Wilson on the cover of his eponymous 1981 album. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... California Girls is the title of a song written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson and recorded by The Beach Boys for their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). It features contrasting verse-chorus form. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ... Alan Parsons (born December 20, 1948 in London, England) is a British audio engineer, musician, and record producer. ... On Air is the second solo release by Alan Parsons following the split of The Alan Parsons Project. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Lorenzo Emile Charles, nicknamed Zo (born November 25, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York), is an American former college and professional basketball player. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Phi Slamma Jamma was the nickname given to the University of Houstons Cougar basketball team from 1982 to 1984 by former Houston Post sportswriter Thomas Bonk. ... University Arena, commonly known as The Pit, is a multi-purpose arena with a capacity of 18,018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ... Terrell Hills is a residential community and independent municipality located five miles northeast of downtown San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas. ... Light Townsend Cummins (1946-) is an educator and historian who grew up in San Antonio, Texas, graduating from the San Antonio Academy and Alamo Heights High School. ... Madison Cross (born on March 3, 1992 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American singer and actress. ... Mattie Stepanek Matthew Mattie Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004) was an American poet and advocate. ...

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Christopher Cross - Music Downloads - Online (218 words)
Bio: Christopher Cross was far and away the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping "Sailing"; seemingly as quickly as he shot to fame, however, his star descended, although he continued recording and touring for years to come.
Born Christopher Geppert in San Antonio, TX on May 3, 1951, Cross first surfaced in the Austin-based cover band Flash before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros. in the autumn of 1978.
Cross' much-anticipated sophomore effort Another Page arrived in 1983, but except for the Top Ten entry "Think of Laura" (popularized through its constant presence on the daytime soap phenomenon General Hospital), the album failed to repeat the success of its predecessor, and somewhat amazingly, he never returned to the Top 40 again.
Christopher Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert on May 3, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter.
Christopher Cross performed the song "Sailing" alongside the pop band 'Nsync at the Fourth Annual Blockbuster Awards in 1999.
Cross' single "All Right" was used as the music for a montage of highlights following the championship game of the 1983 NCAA men's basketball tournament by CBS.
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