Divinyls came out of Air Supply and Air Supply came out of Jesus Christ Superstar. It is incredible that that one theatre production of 1975 generated two of Australia’s biggest international acts of the 70s and 80s.
Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell, Mark McEntee and Jeremy Paul all worked on the ’75 production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
McEntee left before the second album ‘The Whole Thing’s Started’ and Paul was out by the time the third album ‘Life Support’ rolled around. That was the one with ‘Lost In Love’.
Jeremy Paul went on to the unsuccessful Batonrouge. That band’s singer was Chrissy Amphlett. McEntee came to one of their gigs at Collaroy which was where he first met Chrissy. They all met up soon after at the Sydney Opera House, brought in Bjarne Ohlin and Richard Harvey and the first Divinyls line-up was formed.
Jeremy Paul left Divinyls soon after the first EP. Mark McEntee recently told Noise11 that he and Amphlett had a falling out.
Now 39 years after Divinyls formed and 42 years after Air Supply formed both bands will tour Australia again in 2019.
Air Supply dates
23 April, Brisbane, QPAC
24 April, Melbourne, The Plenary
26 April, Sydney, Opera House
28 April, Perth, Astor Theatre
30 April, Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre
Principal Entertainment and Wheels & Dollbaby Present Divinyls
*Tickets on sale December 6th, 2018
WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY- WINTERSUN HOTEL- GERALDTON
FRIDAY- 1ST MARCH – GATE ONE THEATRE – PERTH
SATURDAY 2ND MARCH- DUNSBOROUGH TAVERN- DUNSBOROUGH
SUNDAY 3RD MARCH- GATE ONE THEATRE – PERTH
WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH- THE GOV – ADELAIDE
THURSDAY 7TH MARCH- FORUM- MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 8TH MARCH- UNI BAR- HOBART
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH- SALOON BAR- LAUNCESTON
SUNDAY 10TH MARCH- LORNE HOTEL-LORNE
WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH- ANU- CANBERRA
THURSDAY 14TH MARCH- WAVES- WOLLONGONG
FRIDAY 15TH MARCH- ENMORE THEATRE – SYDNEY
SATURDAY 16TH – MARCH- LIVE AT THE FORESHORE-NEWCASTLE
WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH- COOLANGATTA HOTEL- COOLANGATTA
THURSDAY 21ST MARCH – EATONS HILL HOTEL – BRISBANE
FRIDAY – 22ND MARCH -WHARF TAVERN- MOOLOOLABA
SATURDAY 23RD MARCH- RACEHORSE HOTEL- IPSWICH
MONDAY 25TH -MARCH DISCOVERY – DARWIN