Their music forms an aural history of the last three decades for anyone who's listened to radio and popular music. The "soft rock" sound of Air Supply's Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell and their long list of recurrent hits have made the Australian duo the musical favorites of two, and now perhaps even three, generations of music lovers.
Their songs are timeless. In fact, perhaps the only thing that distinguishes the group's sound of 30 years ago with more recent hits, are the memories each song evokes, creating flashback of specific moments and places where we first heard and sang along with Air Supply's very easy-to-listen sound.
A very short list of hits that have gone on to become cherished evergreens includes: All Out of Love; Come What May; Even the Nights are Better; I Can't Wait Forever; Making Love Out of Nothing at All; Now and Forever; Lost in Love; The Eyes of a Child; and Without You.
It was 30 Years Ago Today
The two Australian's first met in 1975 as members of the male chorus for the Australian and New Zealand tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. 30 years ago, during rehearsals and performance breaks with Jesus Christ Superstar, songwriter Graham Russell would pick up a guitar and play his own compositions. Over time, fellow cast member Russell Hitchcock started to sing along, discovering together the unique vocal harmony that has become the "sound" of Air Supply for three decades.
An initial recording, done on a piano and drums "borrowed" in the show's orchestrapit, created a cassette with the songs Love and Other Bruises and If You Knew Me which eventually brought them to the attention of CBS Records. Forming the basis of their first single recordings and once played on a Sydney radio station, Russel and Graham's stardom was guaranteed and they were launched a recording collaboration that has lasted three decades and has reaped over 20 memorable albums.
One Night Only
As part of their 2005 World Tour, Air Supply will appear for a single night only at the Hard Rock Hotel's Sand Island on Saturday, June 18, 2005.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the cost of admission Rp. 200,000 (approximately US$20.50) per person.
Tickets are available from the Hard Rock Hotel.
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