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

1996

The Boys perform 'Hallo Spaceboy' with David Bowie at the BRITS Awards. The same day, their production of the song is released as Bowie's new single.

1997

Neil records in his diary that Chris is in bed with a hangover.

2006

The webmaster of this site, Wayne Studer, is interviewed in West Hollywood for the documentary Pet Shop Boys - A Life in Pop. (Robbie Williams is also interviewed there earlier that same day.)

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