Chris Cross Death, London, UK, (1952 – 2024) Musician And Bass Guitarist For Ultralow Band Has Died

Chris Cross Death, Obituary Not Available –  During his time at school, Cross attended William Forster Comprehensive and Belmont Secondary Modern School. Small Faces, Desmond Dekker, and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown were among his primary early musical influences. He began his career as a musician by performing in a variety of bands in Tottenham, which is located in North London.

In later years, he became a member of Stoned Rose, a band based in Preston, Lancashire, alongside Pete Hughes and Mick Carroll. Later on, these two individuals went on to establish Ritzi, but they also made the decision to attend college and study psychology, a subject that had been a long-standing interest of his. The year 1973 saw his return to London, when he signed up for classes at an art college and started studying both art and psychology. Tiger Lily was formed by him, guitarist Stevie Shears, drummer Warren Cann, and violinist/keyboardist Billy Currie the next year. In the meantime, he also responded to an advertisement for members to start a new band. He brought in Dennis Leigh, an art student in London, and formed the band with him.

In the course of a year, Tiger Lily spent their time in Modrenos, a mannequin refurbishment workshop located in Kings Cross, London, constructing, arranging, and practicing their songs, the majority of which were written by Leigh. During the latter year of 1976, the band decided to change their name to Ultravox! and got a recording contract with Island Records. They had been performing live from 1974 until 2006. Cross worked on another part-time “Purely for Fun” project with Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, one of his favorite guitar players, Eddie and the Hot Rods vocalist Barrie Masters, and The Rods drummer Steve Nicol in 1979.

This was after three albums that were commercially unsuccessful but influential: Ultravox! (1977), Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977), and Systems of Romance (1978). Additionally, after a tour through the United States of America and Canada, the original vocalist John Foxx and guitarist Robin Simon, who had replaced Stevie Shears the previous year, left Ultravox. During the recording of their highly popular album Vienna, Ultravox proceeded to add Midge Ure to their lineup, which allowed them to continue working on developing their distinctive synthesiser sounds. Both he and Ure had become good friends by that point, and they had collaborated on the direction of music videos, including “Shy Boy” by Bananarama and “The Telephone Always Rings” by Fun Boy Three.

Cross contributed to the writing of the music for “The Bloodied Sword” and was a participant in the Band Aid video. Following a series of other albums that were commercially successful, including Rage in Eden (1981), Quartet (1982), Monument (1983), and Lament (1984), as well as the band’s final album, U-Vox, which was less popular, and a tour in 1987, the band transitioned onto new projects, and he claims that they “never got around to working on Ultravox.”

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