Billy Cross (2)

Real Name:
Billy Schwartz
Profile:
Denmark-based American guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer, b. Billy Schwartz on 15 July 1946 in Manhattan, New York. Started playing in local groups in 1962. Graduated from Columbia University 1968 and played with Sha-na-na at the Woodstock Festival and with both the Broadway and touring version of the "Hair" musical. In the mid 70's he worked with various theatrical productions as well as as a session guitarist. In 1977 things really started happening for Cross. With old school mate Rob Stoner and [Invalid Artist] he formed the band Topaz (28), releasing one album, he appeared on Robert Gordon's debut album, and from late 1977 to early 1979 he toured with Bob Dylan and played guitar on his albums "Street Legal" and "Live at Bodukan". In 1979 he also appeared on Link Wray's "Bullshot" album. Early 1975 he had moved his base to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he formed Delta-Cross Band with local artists in 1979. That band released four albums and was a popular blues outfit in Denmark until they broke up in 1983. Cross' composition "Take Me Back", originally included on the Delta-Cross album "Up Front", was in 1981 re-recorded by Bonnie Tyler and released as the B-side of her million-selling single "Total Eclipse Of The Heart". In 1986 he released his eponymous solo album, and during the 80's and 90's he also became a frequently used producer in Denmark. In 2005 he formed the trio Everybody's Talking with Jimmy Colding and Lars Maasbøl. The trio has released 3 albums.
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Billy Cross (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

KPLP 4 Billy Cross (2) - No Overdubs album art Delta Blues Band With Billy Cross (2) Delta Blues Band With Billy Cross (2) - No Overdubs(LP, Album) Kong Pære KPLP 4 Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
Billy Cross (2) - Billy Cross album art Billy Cross (2) Billy Cross (Album) Medley Records Denmark 1986 Sell This Version
KICKCD 215 Billy Cross (2) - Life Is Good album art Billy Cross (2) Life Is Good(CD, Album) Kick Music KICKCD 215 Denmark 2004 Sell This Version
TARGET1512 Billy Cross (2) - Goodbye To The Sixties album art Billy Cross (2) Goodbye To The Sixties(CD, Album) Target Records (7) TARGET1512 Denmark 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MdS 335 Billy Cross (2) - I Must Be In Love album art Billy Cross (2) I Must Be In Love(7", Single) Medley Records MdS 335 Denmark 1986 Sell This Version
GENS 1132-CD, 74321129882 Billy Cross (2) - Like Strangers album art Søs Fenger · Jørn Hoel · Billy Cross (2) Søs Fenger · Jørn Hoel · Billy Cross (2) - Like Strangers(CD, Single) Genlyd, BMG GENS 1132-CD, 74321129882 Denmark 1992 Sell This Version
Kickprocd 219 Billy Cross (2) - There's More To Love album art Billy Cross (2) There's More To Love(CDr, Single, Promo) Kick Music Kickprocd 219 Denmark 2004 Sell This Version
none Billy Cross (2) - I Still Pray For You America album art Billy Cross (2) I Still Pray For You America(CDr, Single, Promo) Target Distribution none Denmark 2015 Sell This Version