July 1975

After completing a degree in history at the Polytechnic of North London, Neil takes a job at Marvel Comics, anglicizing spellings and indicating where over-risque woman needed to be redrawn decently. While there he interviews comic fan Marc Bolan, who politely points out that his tape recorder wasn't working. In 1977 he works at Macdonald Educational Publishing, later moving to ITV Books. In June 1982, he joins Smash Hits.

On This Day

1998

Chris and Neil are in the studio working on 'For Your Own Good.'

2009

They perform the second of their two Pandemonium Tour concerts in San Francisco.

2016

The 12-inch vinyl edition of 'Say It to Me' is released today, featuring four remixes of the single.

2017

The Pet Shop Boys conclude their five-date series of Super Tour concerts in Brazil with a show this evening in Porto Alegre.

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