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

1996

In an interview appearing in the Minneapolis-St. Paul City Pages newspaper, Neil again addresses the problem of PSB being thought of as a 'gay group' in the U.S.

2006

'Numb' is released as a single.

2009

The Pet Shop Boys perform at 'Personal Fest' in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, back in their native U.K., the TV documentary Synth Britannia makes its debut. It includes interview segments with the Boys, who are mentioned on several occasions, including a bit of the 'West End Girls' video after which the narrator says, 'The Pet Shop Boys gave us a glimpse of what the future held for British electronic music.'

2013

The '2013 leg' of their Electric Tour having completed the night before, Neil and Chris catch a flight from Mexico City this evening back home to England.

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