Christopher Cross (Born June 3, 1951)
Before the advent of MTV and my own need to be cool about my musical taste, there was a great album put out by Christopher Cross that I listened to over-and-over again. I still look back with vivid memories of playing the record on my little turntable in my room. Unfortunately, since he wasn't the telegenic, cool-looking type he didn't get play on MTV and his subsequent records didn't do nearly as well. Too bad, because he is a genuine talent.
For a little proof, check out this YouTube clip showing Mr. Cross playing his classic Sailing live. Good stuff.
And now, a couple of quotes from Mr. Cross.
"I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft."
"If you can't play it on an acoustic guitar or a grand piano then it's not a song."
Cheers! - Jason