40 Years Ago Today – Yacht Rock/Christopher Cross Win Big At The 1981 Grammys (Watch “Ride Like The Wind” Live)

40 years ago today (2/25/81), at the 1981 Grammys ceremony, Christopher Cross won Album of the Year for his self-titled debut that contained the yacht rock anthem “Ride Like The Wind”-  as well as winning Record of the Year for his “Sailing.” Cross never quite matched his early success, as he scored a few more hit singles, but never had an album as colorfully complete as his debut. Watch Cross perform “Ride Like The Wind” on The Midnight Special in 1980..

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