Christopher Cross , by his real name Christopher Charles Geppert , born May 3, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas, is an American singer-songwriter of soft rock.
His debut album Christopher Cross, released in 1979, met success with titles like Ride Like the Wind (n> 2 in the US - counting Michael McDonald in the chorus), Sailing (n> 1 in the US), followed by Never Be The Same and Say You'll Be Mine.
Cross started in a rock band in Austin, Flash, before signing a solo contract with Warner. He released his first album soberly Christopher Cross in 1979. On this album, he is supported by several artists from California studios such as Larry Carlton, Don Henley Eagles or Nicolette Larson.
In 1981, he won five Grammy Awards with Ride Like the Wind, Never Be The Same, and Sailing. The same year, he sang the song Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), from the soundtrack of Arthur (composed by Burt Bacharach) Steve Gordon, who won the Oscar for Best Original Song.