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

1991

'How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?' debuts on the U.S. singles chart, where it will peak at #93.

1992

The Pet Shop Boys are profiled on the British television series The South Bank Show.

2006

Neil presents Madonna with the award for 'Best International Female Artist' at this year's BRITS Awards.

2010

The recent PSB 'living room gig' sponsored by Mastercard airs this evening during the BRITS Awards telecast and also debuts online.

2011

The Boys start writing a new song titled 'Heads Will Roll.'

2012

Chris and Neil are still in Los Angeles, having been there now for more than a month working on their next album. Today, as they listen to playbacks of music they've recently recorded, they enjoy watching Elizabeth Taylor's 1963 film Cleopatra on a television in the studio. Neil also records additional vocals for 'Memory of the Future.' On this same day, a 'Singbox' app featuring music of the Pet Shop Boys is released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It permits users to sing along, karaoke-like, to tracks and to compete with other users.

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