Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Neil Tennant’s musical legacy and revisit audio & video highlights from his career below!
Born: July 10, 1954
Biography: The Pet Shop Boys -- vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe -- navigated the constantly shifting landscape of modern dance-pop with rare grace and intelligence, moving easily from disco to house to techno with their own distinctive image remaining completely intact. Satiric and irreverent -- yet somehow strangely affecting -- the British duo transcended the seeming disposability of their craft, offering wry and thoughtful cultural commentary communicated by the Morse code of au courant synth washes and drum-machine rhythms.
Tennant was born July 10, 1954, in North Shields, England, as a teen pursuing an interest in theater before fronting the little-known band Dust. He later served as an editor at Marvel Comics before earning notoriety as a journalist for Smash Hits magazine. Tennant co-founded Pet Shop Boys in London in August 1981 after first meeting Lowe at an electronics shop; discovering a shared passion for dance music and synthesizers, they immediately decided to start a band. [Read Mr. Tennant’s full bio via AllMusic]
Discography (Pet Shop Boys Studio Albums):
Bilingual (1996) | Read More