May 2

AIR SUPPLY

LIVE IN CONCERT

Event Information

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, 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 at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, "Love and Other Bruises" and "If You Knew Me" and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style.

They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. 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.