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

1989

Liza Minnelli finishes recording her vocals for Results.

1996

'Before' is released as a single.

1998

Chris and Neil begin recording 'The Only One.'

2008

The Boys have their first meeting with Brian Higgins of Xenomania. They're considering asking him to produce their next album.

2009

The Pet Shop Boys take part in shooting the video for their upcoming single 'Did You See Me Coming?'

2015

Tonight's preview show (which is sold out) at London's Union Theatre is the first performance in that city in 14 years of the PSB/Jonathan Harvey stage musical Closer To Heaven.

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