Neil Tennant

Born Jul 10, 1954

Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer and songwriter, who, with bandmate Chris Lowe, makes up the electronic dance music duo Pet Shop Boys.

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  • The Secrets Of Songwriters
    Guardian (UK) - Sep 05, 2013
  • Free Pussy Riot
    Amnesty International - Jul 18, 2013
  • Kevin Bryan’s Record Review
    Buxton Advertiser - Sep 22, 2012
  • Pet Shop Boys: Cab Drivers Ask Us If We've Retired
    Guardian (UK) - Sep 13, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Neil Tennant.


1954 Birth Born on July 10, 1954.


1975 20 Years Old In 1975, having completed a degree in history at North London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University), Tennant worked for two years as London editor for Marvel UK, the UK branch of Marvel Comics. … Read More
1977 22 Years Old In 1977, he moved to Macdonald Educational Publishing where he edited The Dairy Book Of Home Management and various illustrated books about cookery, playing the guitar, and other home interests. … Read More
1982 27 Years Old 1 More Event
After having commissioned Steve Bush, then the designer of Smash Hits and The Face, to design a book about the group Madness, he was offered a job at Smash Hits as news editor of the British teen pop magazine in 1982. … Read More


1994 40 Years Old Tennant is openly gay, revealing his sexuality in a 1994 interview in Attitude magazine. … Read More
1998 44 Years Old In 1998, Tennant was named in a list of the biggest private financial donors to the Labour Party. … Read More
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