After the 20-year absence from the Thai stage, Christopher Cross - the 5-time Grammy and Oscar award-winning American singer-songwriter - is back to perform all of his great hits during the "Christopher Cross Live in Bangkok" concert at the Thailand Cultural Centre on May 28 at 8pm.
Christopher Cross was the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the charttopping "Sailing."
Born Christopher Geppert in San Antonio, Texas in 1951, Cross first surfaced in the Austin-based cover band Flash before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros in the autumn of 1978.
His self-titled debut album "Christopher Cross" appeared two years later, with the lead single "Ride Like The Wind" rocketing to the No 2 spot; the massive success of the second single "Sailing" made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of 2 more Top 20 hits, "Never Be The Same" and "Say You'll Be Mine", he walked off with record-setting five Grammy awards in 1981, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Sailing".
He soon scored a second number one as well as an Academy Award with "Arthur's Theme (Best That You can Do)," which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film comedy "Arthur."
Cross's much-anticipated sophomore effort "Another Page" arrived in 1983. It included the Top 10 entry "Think of Laura," which was popularised through its constant presence on the daytime soap phenomenon "General Hospital."
Released in 1985, "Every Turn Of The World" was Cross's foray into a harder rocking style which befuddled radio programmers but delighted fans. The 1988's "Back Of My Mind" was a collection of breezy pop perfection with a foreshadowing of the deeper range to come.
His next album, "Rendezvous," did not appear until five year later and it found Cross tackling subjects that would make many a lesser artist roll over and reach for the remote.
"Window" followed in 1995 and it featured a heartfelt, acoustic-based thumb-of-the-nose at the empty electronics-drenched pop of the era. His "Walking In Avalon" launched in 1998 and "Red Room" in 2000 were arguably considered the very pinnacle of sophisticated, mature music of Christopher Cross. Tickets for the 90-minute "Christopher Cross Live in Bangkok" concert cost 600, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 and 2,500 baht and can be purchased from Thaiticketmaster booths. Call 02-262-3456 or visit : Your Ticket to Great Entertainment :.

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