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Hitchcock in 2013
|Birth name||Russell Charles Hitchcock|
|Born||15 June 1949|
|Labels||Arista, Giant, BMG, EMI|
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.
After meeting British musician Graham Russell in 1975 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.
- 1988: Russell Hitchcock
- 2006: Take Time
- 2011: Tennessee: The Nashville Sessions
- 1987: "Someone Who Believes in You"
- 1987: "The River Cried"
- 1987: "Dreams of the Lonely"
- 1988: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
- 1991: "Swear to Your Heart" (U.S. AC #9)
- 1997: "I Am Australian" (with Judith Durham featuring Mandawuy Yunupingu)
Hitchcock has a wife named Laurie, a daughter named Sydney, and a son named Jon.
- 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.