Blackpool

Chris Lowe and David Ball of Soft Cell went to the same school in Blackpool. Amazing!

Soft Cell

We loved Soft Cell’s show in Hammersmith tonight! x

Podcast

Writer and PSB collaborator Chris Heath is interviewed about his books on Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams in this interesting podcast. Link below.

Annually letters

Work will be starting soon on the 2022 issue of “Annually” which, as ever, will include a selection of your letters answered by PSB. So, if you have a question for Chris and Neil, send it in an email by Monday, November 15th, to info@beckerbrown.com. (Alternatively, you could leave a question on Facebook or Twitter.) Details of how to pre-order your copy of Annually will be on this site early next year.

Going underground

I saw this very stylish bag on the London Underground today. Chris. X

Fantastic Man

The latest issue of Fantastic Man magazine is devoted to writers and includes an interview with Neil Tennant. Link below. (Photography by Alisdair McLellan.)

“What are we going to do about the rich?”

“What are we going to do about the rich?”

How can one man deserve this level of remuneration? Neil x

Literalmente

Nice to receive a copy of the new Spanish translation of “Literally”. Neil x

Souvenir

As you can tell from my quote on the front cover, I really enjoyed this new book! Neil x

BBC Proms

Wonderful to be back in the Royal Albert Hall yesterday enjoying Simon Rattle and the LSO! Neil x

Una Stubbs

So sad to hear of the death of Una Stubbs. I once had an impromptu lunch with her in Dover Street Market. She was absolutely delightful and suggested a Christmas present for my mum. Chris x

Zara

Check out four new T-shirts based on classic PSB designs now available from Zara, in-store and online. There’s also a tote bag. Links below.

My birthday

Thanks to everyone who sent me cards and messages for my birthday on Saturday. Much appreciated. You're so kind! Love, Neil xx

Happy Birthday, Neil

Happy Birthday, Neil

It’s Neil’s birthday on Saturday. If you’d like to leave him a message, a fan has kindly set up a birthday guestbook where you can do so. Link below.

London Pride

A lovely message to be greeted with at a London Underground station! Neil x

Scotland

Friendly cow! Neil x

Remembering 1989

On this sad anniversary, we’re thinking about our friends in China and Hong Kong. Love, Neil & Chris x

Ryoji Ikeda

Visiting the extraordinary Ryoji Ikeda show in London this morning. Neil x

Go West 1992

And talking of the late, great Derek Jarman… 29 years ago today, PSB performed “Go West” for the first time at a concert in the legendary Haçienda club to celebrate the opening of Derek’s art show at Manchester City Art Gallery. (Original set list pictured.)

It’s a sin 1989

With all this talk of the performance of “It’s a sin” at this year’s Brits, go to the link below for a reminder of Derek Jarman’s extravagant production of it at Wembley Arena in 1989.

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