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Russell Hitchcock

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Russell Hitchcock met Graham Russell on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style. They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Clive Davis immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply were on their way. The second single was “All Out of Love,” and that went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles. The albums “Lost in Love”, “The One That You Love”, “Now & Forever”, and “The Greatest Hits” sold in excess of 20 million copies. “Lost in Love” was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold over 10 million copies.

The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

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  • dincows

    HOLD ME LIKE YOU LOVE ME,beautiful song!

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • edysonlovesRB

    1,492 plays (92 listeners)

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CarriganChantz

    Bar none, Russell Hitchcock is the single most phenominal vocalist of all time. It kills me that there is a unreleased album's worth of material from him that I have, so far, not been able to hear.

    1 Sep 2007 Reply

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