April 1984

The first version of 'West End girls' is released. It is a club hit in Los Angeles and San Francisco and a small hit in France and Belgium.

April 1984

October 1984

They make their first ever stage appearance at the Fridge Nightclub in Brixton, singing and playing over tapes.

On This Day


The Boys' first live concert performance in the U.K. takes place in London.


'So Hard' is released as a single.


Chris and Neil write 'Screaming' with Tom Stephan.


They fly down from San Francisco to Los Angeles, where they perform this evening in the open air at the legendary Greek Theater.


The Pet Shop Boys perform the first of their four Canadian Electric Tour shows this evening in Montreal.


They appear in concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—their first time ever performing in that nation.

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