Legendary soft-rock duo

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 on the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends and AIR SUPPLY, the Australian soft-rock duo, was born.

When their 1980 single “Lost in Love” went top-ten in Australia, it also made its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York, who immediately signed AIR SUPPLY to Arista Records. “Lost in Love” became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all the charts. Their second single was “All Out of Love,” and that went up the charts even faster.

Seven top-five singles later and 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 more than 10 million copies. In 1983, they recorded “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” by Jim Steinman, which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on The Greatest Hits album, which soared past 7 million copies sold.

“Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. However, it is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world. They were the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan and countless other countries that before would not allow pop music across their borders.

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. The legendary duo celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2020, and they continue to delight audiences all over the world.

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