Neil Tennant

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Neil Tennant
Neil Tennant (Neil Francis Tennant, born 1954) is a singer and songwriter, half of the pop duo Pet Shop Boys.

He was born in North Shields and went to school in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He studied history at North London Polytechnic and then worked for two years as London editor for Marvel UK, the UK branch of Marvel Comics. He was responsible for anglicising the dialogue of Marvel's catalogue to suit British readers. He later worked as a news editor for Smash Hits magazine. In 1981 he met Chris Lowe, and they formed Pet Shop Boys together. They have been performing and recording ever since.

Neil Tennant came out in an in interview in 1994 with Attitude magazine.[1][2][3] He has a recording studio at his home in County Durham.

Neil Tennant was rated a "National Treasure" in the Pink List 2010, and a "Lifetime Achievement Award" in the Pink List 2011 and 2012 and number 32 in the Pride Power List 2011.


  1. Richard Smith "3 Little Words" Outrage October 1994
  2. : [ Daniel Aberg To Face the Truth August 2003 (Internet Archive)
  3. Eugenio Filice "Pet Shop Boys", date=20 September 2008