Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell, and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. Formed in Australia in 1975 and having included various famed and acclaimed accompanying musicians and singers, Air Supply was inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2013.
In their early years the duo opened for Rod Stewart throughout Australia and the US. Their stand-alone power would be proven when the duo release their first big hit “Lost in Love” which went Top 10 in Australia. “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. Their 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 more than 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.
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.
Fan favorite sing along hits like “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.
In 2015, Air Supply marked its 40th Anniversary.