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

2001

The Boys are in Neil's home studio, where they resume work on an old track that will ultimately evolve into 'The Night I Fell in Love.'

2010

The Pet Shop Boys are among the artists who have donated items for an online charity auction to raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti ten days before. Chris and Neil have donated a copy of their highly collectible (and very expensive) special 11-disc vinyl edition of Yes.

2011

The Pet Shop Boys make a surprise appearance performing at the Prada 'Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Show and Special Event' at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

2013

They're spending much of the month planning and working on their upcoming Electric Tour. Today they develop a new version of their old song 'I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)' for the show.

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