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Formed around the partnership of Russell Hitchcock (15 June 1949, Melbourne, Australia; vocals) and Graham Russell (b. 1 June 1950, Sherwood, Nottingham, England; guitar, vocals), soft rockers Air Supply turned out a solid string of seven US Top 5 singles between 1980 and 1982. The duo first came together in Sydney, Australia, during 1975 while performing in a production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Jesus Christ Superstar. They formed Air Supply with Chrissie Hammond (vocals), who was soon replaced by bass player Jeremy Paul. After signing a recording contract with CBS Records, the band recorded their debut album with a line-up comprising Hitchcock, Russell, Paul, Mark McEntee (lead guitar), Adrian Scott (keyboards) and Jeff Browne (drums). The single Love And Other Bruises reached the Australian Top 10. Nigel Macara and Rex Goh (b. 5 May 1951, Singapore) replaced Browne and McEntee on 1977s The Whole Thing Started. The band...