1983 Christopher Cross – All Right
Christopher Charles Geppert grew up in San Antonio and began singing and playing guitar as Christopher Cross in a cover band. He signed a solo contract with Warner Brothers Records in 1978 and released his first album in 1978.
Christopher found success almost immediately when Ride Like The Wind and Sailing reached #2 and #1 on the Hot 100 in 1980. The soft rock album helped him win Grammy awards for Album of the Year and Best New Artist and Sailing scored awards for Record of the Year, Best Arrangement, and Song of the Year.
He followed that triumph in 1981 with the Academy Award for Best Song with Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).
Christopher released his second album in 1983. He again wrote the first single from the album, All Right, which featured Michael McDonald singing background vocals. The single peaked at only #12 on the Hot 100 but reached #3 on the Adult Contemporary (AC) chart (where his brand of soft rock was more acceptable).
Christopher reached the top ten with one more song from his second album, Think Of Laura. He wrote the song about Laura Carter, a college student at Denison University who was killed when gunfire in a gang war erupted and a stray bullet hit her.
In 1984, the song became associated with Luke and Laura on the soap opera General Hospital. That helped push the single to #9 on the Hot 100 and gave Christopher his third number one record on the AC chart.
Two more singles peaked at #76 and #78, after which he never again reached the US Hot 100.
In 1993 and 1994, Christopher released two albums exclusively in Germany and Japan. He released five singles from those albums only in Germany, and two of them reached #50 and #51 on the German charts.
Christopher recorded and released ten more albums by 2017. Two of them were Christmas albums.
He toured in 2019 with Todd Rundgren, Jason Scheff, Micky Dolenz, and Joey Molland of Badfinger as part of a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles White Album.
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