Pet Shop boys

Pet Shop Boys are Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant they formed in London in 1981.

 

Neil Tennant was born in North Shields.  As a child, Neil moved to Newcastle and attended St Cuthbert’s Grammar School.  While at school he played cello and the guitar.

Pet Shop Boys are the most successful duo in UK music history, racking up sales of more than 100 million.

They received a BRIT Awards for the best single West End Girls in 1987.  They also won the best group at the BRIT Awards in 1988. 

They have worked in collaboration and remixed with Dusty Springfield, Madonna, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, and Liza Minelli.

They have had four number-one singles. “West End Girls”, “Heart”, “Always on my mind” and and “It’s a sin”.  They have also had forty-two Top 30 and twenty-two Top 10 singles in the UK Singles Chart.

Before forming the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant worked as a journalist and writer at several publications, including becoming the deputy editor of Smash Hits.

Doctor Who actor David Tennant, real name David McDonald, chose his stage name based on Neil Tennant. He had to change his name to enter the acting union Equity. The fact was uncovered in an edition of Smash Hits.