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

1994

'Absolutely Fabulous' is released as a single.

2002

The Boys take their Release tour to the St. Denis Theatre in Montreal, Canada.

2005

Chris and Neil meet with their manager to discuss the upcoming release of the Battleship Potemkin score. They decide at this time that 'No Time for Tears' should be released as a singleā€”a decision that's later revoked.

2012

They finish work on their song 'The Way Through the Woods' and begin recording a cover of the Bee Gees classic 'I Started a Joke' in tribute to Robin Gibb, who had died the previous weekend.

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