Russell Hitchcock

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Russell Hitchcock
Hitchcock in 2013
Hitchcock in 2013
Background information
Born (1949-06-15) 15 June 1949 (age 74)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresSoft rock
Instrument(s)Vocals, drums
Years active1975–present
LabelsArista, Giant, BMG, EMI

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

Early life[edit]

Born in Melbourne, 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.


Hitchcock met British musician Graham Russell in 1975 on the set of a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and Air Supply was formed.[1] 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", "Here I Am", "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.


Solo albums[edit]


Personal life[edit]

In 1983, he, along with Graham Russell, relocated from Australia to the US as members of Air Supply. Hitchcock currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[3] In 2021, he tested positive for COVID-19, postponing two shows in Beverly Hills and Oak Grove, Kentucky.[4]


  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Thornton, Mary Ann; Padgett, Chris. "Air Supply – Second vocalist in 'All out of love.'". Australian Rock Database. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-8982-0099-7.
  3. ^ "Air Supply still enjoying a solid breath of success after nearly 50 years". The Republic. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
  4. ^ Cashmere, Paul (1 September 2021). "Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply Tests Positive to Covid-19". Noise 11. Retrieved 28 March 2023.

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