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

1987

'What Have I Done to Deserve This?' debuts on the U.S. singles chart. On the same day, the Boys appear on Top of the Pops, performing 'Always on My Mind.'

1991

Chris and Neil perform three songs live with Electronic at London's Wembley Hall.

1994

They wind up their DiscoVery tour in São Paulo, Brazil.

2007

Neil sits down in the upstairs living room of his London home with Chris Heath for a lengthy interview that appears in the February 2008 issue of the PSB Fan Club magazine Literally. (Chris—Lowe, that is—arrives at the house just as the interview is about to begin but, after making tea and sandwiches, he heads downstairs so as not to eavesdrop.)

2009

The Pet Shop Boys perform in Münster, Germany.

2011

After working on a new track titled 'A Dream,' they start on another new song, 'Hold On,' based on the chord progression of Handel's 'Eternal Source of Light Divine.' Afterwards they have dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

2014

This evening they perform in Johannesburg, the first of three shows in South Africa, and their first ever in that nation. In fact, it's their first-ever concert on the entire continent of Africa. (The Boys have now performed on every continent except Antarctica.)

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