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


At the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards show this evening in Los Angeles, Liza Minnelli is one of several artists who receive the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 'Living Legends' Award. Just before she is presented with the award, Liza performs 'Losing My Mind' as produced by the Pet Shop Boys.


Neil records the vocals for 'Home' (which will later become 'Here'), after which he goes jogging while Chris continues work on the instrumental backing.


The Boys spend the whole day working on 'Memory of the Future,' including the recording of a new vocal by Neil.

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