Russell Hitchcock

Russell Charles Hitchcock (born 15 June 1949) is an Australian musician and lead vocalist of the soft rock duo Air Supply.

Russell Hitchcock
Hitchcock in 2013
Hitchcock in 2013
Background information
Birth nameRussell Charles Hitchcock
Born (1949-06-15) 15 June 1949 (age 71)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresSoft rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, drums
Years active1975–present
LabelsArista, Giant, BMG, EMI

Early lifeEdit

Hitchcock attended South Brunswick State School, and later studied at Princes Hill High School in Carlton North. In 1965, he left school to work as a salesman. At that time, he played the drums and was the lead vocalist in a band called "19th Generation". At the age of 20, Hitchcock obtained a job at a computer company where he continued work for three years, before being promoted and transferred to Sydney.

CareerEdit

After meeting British musician Graham Russell in 1975[1] on the set of a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Air Supply was formed. The group went on to have many hit records from 1976 into the 1990s; among their biggest hits are "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Lost in Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All".

After the band took a break in 1987, Hitchcock released several solo singles followed by his self-titled solo debut album in 1988. In 1990, the single "Swear to Your Heart" was released, which is from the soundtrack of the film Arachnophobia.

In 1991, Air Supply made a comeback with the album The Earth Is ... featuring the singles "Without You" and "Stronger Than the Night". In 1995, Hitchcock recorded a duet, "Is It You", with Rita Coolidge from her album Behind the Memories.

DiscographyEdit

Solo albumsEdit

SinglesEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Hitchcock has been married several times. He has a daughter named Sydney Rose, and a son named Jon.[citation needed]

He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Thornton, Mary Ann; Padgett, Chris. "Air Supply - Second vocalist in 'All out of love.'". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 111.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 111.
  4. ^ Ruggieri, Melissa; Journal-Constitution, The Atlanta. "Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock finds contentment living in Atlanta". ajc. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnkUQHdhE9Q

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