1970-1971

Neil plays in a group in Newcastle called Dust: Their most popular song is a preposterous affair he has written called "Can you hear the dawn break?". They are heavily influenced by The Incredible String Band. "We were convinced we would become terribly famous. It was a very kind of stoned seventies but we used to think it was absolutely brilliant at the time".

On This Day

1999

The Pet Shop Boys take first place in the Top of the Pops viewers' poll for their performance on the show of 'I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More.'

2007

They perform at the 'Singfest' in Singapore—although technically it's the next day (August 9) since the start of their set is delayed by preceding acts and doesn't begin until shortly after midnight.

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