Russell Hitchcock

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

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Russell Hitchcock
Hitchcock in 2013
Background information
Birth nameRussell Charles Hitchcock
Born (1949-06-15) 15 June 1949 (age 69)
OriginMelbourne, Australia
GenresSoft rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, drums
Years active1975present
LabelsArista, Giant, BMG, EMI

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

Early life

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.

Career

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.

Discography

Solo albums

Singles

Personal life

Hitchcock has a wife named Laurie, a daughter named Sydney, and a son named Jon.[citation needed]

References

  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.
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