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: 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

“Once Ryan asked Kurt, “What are you going to do when you’re thirty?” “I’m not worried about what’s going to happen when I’m thirty,” Kurt replied in the same tone he would use to discuss a broken spark plug, “because I’m never going to make it to thirty. You know what life is like after thirty—I don’t want that.”
Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

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