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 begin work on a song initially titled 'Shame,' which eventually evolves into 'To Step Aside.'


Chris adds synth-string parts to 'Birthday Boy.'


The Pet Shop Boys are in Seoul, South Korea, for their Electric Tour concert there this evening. During the afternoon, however, they pay a visit to the city's Leeum Samsung Art Museum.


They bring their Electric Tour (still going strong) to Copenhagen, Denmark.


They perform this evening at the Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland. On their official website, they refer to it as 'the last performance of Pet Shop Boys' Electric Tour.'

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