August 1983

Neil is sent to New York by Smash Hits to interview The Police. By this time the Pet Shop Boys are obsessed by a stream of hi energy records made by New York producer Bobby Orlando, known as Bobby O'. "I thought well, if I've got to go and see The Police play then I'm also going to have lunch with Bobby O'". Neil and Bobby O share a cheeseburger and carrot cake at a restaurant called The Apple Jack on August 19th (two years to the day since Neil and Chris met) and Bobby O', flatered by Neil's compliments, suggests making a record with the Pet Shop Boys.

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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