Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975 on the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After the shows' performances, they would play wherever they could with just one guitar and two voices. 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.
In 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. The second single was "All Out of Love," and that went up the charts even quicker. "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.
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.
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. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. In their 44th year, Air Supply continue to delight audiences all over the world.