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

1981

Chris and Neil meet by chance in a King's Road electronics shop in London.

1983

While on assignment in New York City for Smash Hits, Neil has lunch with Bobby O (Orlando)—an event that gets the Boys' career going.

2013

The Boys enjoy a 'day off' in Shanghai on the eve of their first-ever public concert in China (outside of Hong Kong).

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