Rob Meurer

 

Rob Meurer and Christopher CrossIt is with the deepest sadness I share the news of the passing of my long time friend and collaborator Rob Meurer. Rob and I met in our late teens as members of rival bands in our home town of San Antonio, Texas. We had a immediate connection, and from that moment a very special friendship was born out of our shared love of music.

 

As the years went on we formed various cover bands, saw each other through rough patches and had lots of good times. We eventually connected with Andy Salmon and Tommy Taylor and formed a group that became Christopher Cross. We made an album in 1980 which, with all humility had a such a unique sound that it took the pop music world by storm. We made our mark.

 

In 1988 Rob and I began writing songs together which continued until the day he was taken from us. We had just finished our newest a song called “Truth”.

 

To try and explain how I feel, or to try to imagine how his wife Beth and daughter Anne feel at this moment is impossible, but I felt I wanted to share with you the tremendous love and respect I had for this man. He was quite simply the smartest guy I ever knew, funny, kind, devoted to his family and friends, and talented beyond measure. Not just wth the work he and I did, but his own solo work, and his musical theater projects. His love of the craft was as deep as anyone I’ve ever known. He knew why he was here.

 

As he said so many times when we felt our work was not being as commercially rewarded as we had hoped, why we should keep going, he simply said, “It’s what we do”.

 

Rob was the consummate wordsmith, so I say to him here, I'm sorry partner, I just will never find the ones to say how much I will miss you.

 

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Rob Meurer

 

Rob Meurer and Christopher CrossIt is with the deepest sadness I share the news of the passing of my long time friend and collaborator Rob Meurer. Rob and I met in our late teens as members of rival bands in our home town of San Antonio, Texas. We had a immediate connection, and from that moment a very special friendship was born out of our shared love of music.

 

As the years went on we formed various cover bands, saw each other through rough patches and had lots of good times. We eventually connected with Andy Salmon and Tommy Taylor and formed a group that became Christopher Cross. We made an album in 1980 which, with all humility had a such a unique sound that it took the pop music world by storm. We made our mark.

 

In 1988 Rob and I began writing songs together which continued until the day he was taken from us. We had just finished our newest a song called “Truth”.

 

To try and explain how I feel, or to try to imagine how his wife Beth and daughter Anne feel at this moment is impossible, but I felt I wanted to share with you the tremendous love and respect I had for this man. He was quite simply the smartest guy I ever knew, funny, kind, devoted to his family and friends, and talented beyond measure. Not just wth the work he and I did, but his own solo work, and his musical theater projects. His love of the craft was as deep as anyone I’ve ever known. He knew why he was here.

 

As he said so many times when we felt our work was not being as commercially rewarded as we had hoped, why we should keep going, he simply said, “It’s what we do”.

 

Rob was the consummate wordsmith, so I say to him here, I'm sorry partner, I just will never find the ones to say how much I will miss you.

 

Rob Meurer and Christopher Cross

Rob Meurer and Christopher Cross

Rob Meurer and Christopher Cross