1976-1978

Chris plays trombone in a seven-piece dance band wittily named One Under The Eight, who perform old-time popular favourites like "Hello Dolly", "La Bamba", and "Moon River".

On This Day

1988

'Always on My Mind' debuts on the U.S. singles chart, beginning a 15-week run during which it peaks at #4.

1996

The Boys begin work on 'Electricity.'

2007

Chris and Neil board a jet for a late-night flight from Chile to New Zealand for their first-ever concert in the latter country. Because they cross the International Date Line on the overnight trip, they end up arriving in New Zealand on March 28, 'losing' Tuesday the 27th in the process and, unwittingly, narrowly escaping disaster. (More about that on March 28.)

2009

The Pet Shop Boys make their third appearance on Graham Norton's U.K. TV show, guesting along with one of their most famous fans, David Walliams of Little Britain. After a brief comic interview segment, the Boys perform the current single, 'Love etc.'

2011

This evening is the final performance of the inaugural run of the Tennant/Lowe ballet The Most Incredible Thing at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre.

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