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1989: Photographer Lawrence Watson snaps a picture of Neil and Chris at Japan's Narita Airport during their MCMLXXXIX tour. This photo later appears on the artwork of the singles 'Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)' and 'How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?'

1999: The Pet Shop Boys debut their 'Nightlife look' as well as some songs from that upcoming album at Capital Radio's 'Party in the Park' at London's Hyde Park.

2002: They perform in Dusseldorf, Germany.

2007: Evidence (as if any were really needed) that the Boys aren't joined at the hip: Chris is in London, where he attends a Zaha Hadid exhibition at the Design Museum, while Neil enjoys a stopover in Paris on his return trip from a visit to Spain.

2008: Neil records vocals for the chorus of 'Love etc.' and he, Chris, and the Xenomania crew finalize the song's structure. Neil also writes new lyrics for 'Building a Wall.'

2012: Having received its radio debut the day before, 'Winner' today receives its digital single release on iTunes and Amazon.

2013: The Boys bring their Electric Tour show to the Czech Republic city of Karlovy Vary—their first-ever visit there.

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Facts courtesy of geowayne.com