Hitchcock and Russell formed Air Supply after they both performed in a 1975 Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar
. They took on other band members, who are credited on their early albums and appear on the covers, but eventually pared down to a duo. "We always had a band, and at that point, they always were in the photos, and they actually shared in everything," Russell said in a Songfacts interview
. "But there were a couple of small squabbles within the band, so we said, "'Okay, we've got to stop this. It's going to be Russell and I from now on.'"