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
Chris and Neil are in the studio working on 'For Your Own Good.'
They perform the second of their two Pandemonium Tour concerts in San Francisco.
The 12-inch vinyl edition of 'Say It to Me' is released today, featuring four remixes of the single.
The Pet Shop Boys conclude their five-date series of Super Tour concerts in Brazil with a show this evening in Porto Alegre.