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On this day

1987: RIAA awards a U.S. gold album to Actually.

1990: Chris and Neil appear at a London bookstore to sign Chris Heath's book Pet Shop Boys, Literally. The crowd becomes so unmanageable that police must break it up.

1991: Discography debuts on the U.S. album chart.

2011: They write a new song tentatively titled 'The Opera,' with Chris working on the music and Neil writing lyrics, after which he records a vocal. Later Neil phones Andrew Dawson in Los Angeles to discuss his co-producing their next album.

2012: Neil and Chris discuss plans for their upcoming tour with their manager Angela Becker. They also work on a new track, 'Thursday Night Special,' soon to be renamed just 'Thursday.'


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