Christopher Cross

American singer-songwriter (born 1951)

Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in San Antonio, Texas.

Christopher Cross

Cross won five Grammy Awards for his debut album released in 1979. His best known singles are "Sailing" (1980), and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (from the 1981 movie Arthur) peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1][2][3]

"Sailing" earned three Grammys in 1981, while "Arthur's Theme" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen).

In April 2020, Cross was diagnosed with COVID-19.[4]


  1. "Christopher Cross - Chart history". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 27, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  2. "New York Times". January 18, 2007. Archived from the original on February 5, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. Holden, Stephen (April 17, 2008). "New York Times". Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  4. Christopher Cross Diagnosed with Coronavirus