Pet Shop Boys is Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. They met for the first time in August 1981, in an electronics store when Neil Tennant went to buy some parts for his synthesizer.
Neil Tennant was working as a reporter at the English pop magazine "Smash Hits", and Chris Lowe was studying to become an architect.
In August 1983 they went to USA where they recorded their first songs, but those didn't become hits.
In 1985 they changed producer, re-recorded the songs and "West End Girls" became No. 1 in both England and USA.
They released three more hits and the album "Please" in 1986.
The name "Please" was meant as a pun, you should go into the record store and say: "Can I have the Pet Shop Boys album please".
After "Please" they released the remix album "Disco" which had mixes of the four singles from "Please" and two B-sides.
In 1987 they released the album "Actually" with four singles, for example "It's A Sin".
The name "Actually" was also used as a pun, when they wrote "Not from the album actually" on the single "Always On My Mind", an Elvis Presley cover released the same year.
In 1988 they released "Introspective", which included remixes of a few new singles and the song "I'm Not Scared" which Pet Shop Boys had written for the band Eighth Wonder.
In 1990 they released "Behaviour" with the singles "Being Boring", "So Hard" and "Jealousy".
In 1991 they released a collection, "Discography", with their first 18 singles.
In 1993 Pet Shop Boys released the album "Very" with their big hit "Go West", which is a cover of Village People's song.
In 1994 they released "Disco 2", yet another remix album. This album is by most fans considered to be their least good album.
In 1995 they released yet another collection, "Alternative". This time with all of their B-sides and some bonus tracks from their CD-singles on a double CD with 30 songs where they experiment more than on their singles and album songs.
In the spring of 1996 they released a single together with David Bowie
called "Hallo Spaceboy".
In September 1996 they released the album "Bilingual" with the singles "Before", "Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)", "Single" and "A Red Letter Day".
In July 1997 they released the single "Somewhere", a cover of the classic Bernstein/Sondheim song.
In July 1999 Pet Shop Boys released the single "I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More", in September they released the single "New York City Boy" and in October the album "Nightlife".
In January 2000 Pet Shop Boys had a concert at the Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, in February their single "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" was released and in July they had a concert in Karlstad, Sweden, at a "Childhood Cancer Gala".
In June 2001 they released newly digitally remastered CDs of Please, Actually, Introspective, Behaviour, Very and Bilingual. Each reissue contains a bonus CD of B-sides and remixes.
In March 2002 the single "Home And Dry" was released, in April the album "Release" and in July the single "I Get Along".
In February 2003 the remix album "Disco 3" was released.
In November 2003 the single "Miracles" and the collection album "PopArt" was released.
In March 2004 the single "Flamboyant" was released.
In the summer of 2004 Pet Shop Boys played in Östersund, Sweden, at Storsjöyran
in Denmark at Danmarks Smukkeste Festival
In September 2005 Pet Shop Boys released the soundtrack for "Battleship Potemkin".
In May 2006 Pet Shop Boys released the album "Fundamental" and the single "I'm With Stupid".
In June 2006 they released the single "Minimal" in UK. In October 2006 they released the single "Numb".
June-November 2006 Pet Shop Boys were out on a tour, for example they had a concert at Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden.
In October 2006 Pet Shop Boys released the live album "Concrete".
In June 2007 Pet Shop Boys played at Hultsfredsfestivalen.
In September 2007 Pet Shop Boys released the remix album "Disco 4".
In March 2009 Pet Shop Boys released the album "Yes" and the single "Love etc.".
In June 2009 they released the single "Did You See Me Coming?".
In December 2009 they released an EP called "Christmas".
In February 2010 Pet Shop Boys released the live album "Pandemonium".
In November 2010 they released the greatest hits album "Ultimate" and the new single "Together".
In March 2011 Pet Shop Boys released the soundtrack for "The Most Incredible Thing".
In February 2012 Pet Shop Boys released the double album "Format", with the B-sides from 1996-2009.
In July 2012 Pet Shop Boys released the single "Winner", in September the album "Elysium", in October the single "Leaving" and in December the single "Memory Of The Future".
In May 2013 Pet Shop Boys released the single "Axis", and in July the album "Electric" and the single "Vocal". In September they released the single "Love Is A Bourgeois Construct" and in November the single "Thursday".
In Augusti 2015 Pet Shop Boys played at Way Out West
In April 2016 Pet Shop Boys released the album "Super".
In 2017 Pet Shop Boys will reissue their newer albums with a bonus disc of B-sides and remixes.
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