Charles R. Cross





Charles R. Cross


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Richmond, Virginia, The United States
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Charles R. Cross is a rock music journalist and author based in Seattle. He is the founder of Backstreets magazine, a periodical for fans of Bruce Springsteen, editor of "Springsteen: the Man and His Music," a compilation of Backstreets articles, and is also author of a biography of Kurt Cobain, titled Heavier Than Heaven. His most recent release is entitled Room Full Of Mirrors - A Biography Of Jimi Hendrix.

In 2004, while conducting research for the Hendrix book, Cross rediscovered the gravesite of Jimi Hendrix's mother, Lucille Jeter Hendrix, in an abandoned section of Greenwood Memorial Park, where Jimi Hendrix himself is buried in an elaborate granite memorial. The gravesite of Lucille Hendrix was lost because the standard welfare marke
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Heavier Than Heaven: A Biog...

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Room Full of Mirrors: A Bio...

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Cobain Unseen

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Here We Are Now: The Lastin...

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Backstreets: Springsteen, t...

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Led Zeppelin: Shadows Talle...

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Led Zeppelin: Heaven And Hell

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“Kurt left in the early morning to walk around Aberdeen in the pale light of dawn. The storm had passed, birds were chirping, and everything in the world seemed more alive. He walked around for hours thinking about it all, waiting for school to begin, watching the sun come up, wondering where his life was heading.”
Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

“He was able to sit in silence for long stretches without feeling a need to make small talk.”
Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

“By the second week of November 1990, a new character had begun to spring forth in Kurt's journal writings, and this figure would soon make its way into almost every image, song, or story. He intentionally misspelled its name, and in doing so he was granting it a life of its own. Oddly, he gave it a female persona, but since it became his great love that Fall - and even made him throw up, just like Tobi - there was a fairness in this gender choice. He called it 'heroine'.”
Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

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