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


While staying at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, Neil happens upon Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan having lunch. They chat briefly. That same evening the Boys perform the second of two consecutive nights' shows at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheater.


Chris and Neil begin work on a track called 'Diddly Squat,' which later becomes 'All or Nothing.'


They start working on a remix of the Hidden Cameras track 'Colour of a Man.'


They note on their website that today they spoke with their manager, Angela Becker, 'via computer' about 'reissues, the new album, etc.'

Next (1985)