Pet Shop Boys

Biography by date:

  • 10.07.1954: Neil Francis Tennant was born in North Shields, Northumberland.
  • 04.10.1959: Christopher Sean Lowe was born in Blackpool, Lancashire.
  • 18.08.1981: Neil and Chris met by chance in an electronics shop on the Kings Road. Realizing they had a common interest in dance music, they began to write together…
  • 24.03.1986: Release of Please
  • 17.11.1986: Release of Disco
  • 07.09.1987: Release of Actually
  • 10.10.1988: Release of Introspective
  • 22.10.1990: Release of Behaviour
  • 04.11.1991: Release of Discography
  • 27.09.1993: Release of Very
  • 12.09.1994: Release of Disco 2
  • 07.08.1995: Release of Alternative
  • 02.09.1996: Release of Bilingual
  • 11.10.1999: Release of Nightlife
  • 06.06.2001: Re-Release of Please, Actually, Introspective, Behaviour, Very and Bilingual
  • 01.04.2002: Release of Release
  • 03.02.2003: Release of Disco 3
  • 24.11.2003: Release of PopArt
  • 22.05.2006: Release of Fundamental
  • 24.09.2007: Release of Disco 4
  • 23.03.2009: Release of Yes
  • 01.11.2010: Release of Ultimate
  • 07.09.2012: Release of Elysium
  • 15.07.2013: Release of Electric

List of awards (taken from Wikipedia)

  • 1987: Ivor Novello Awards (U.K.) – Best International Hit (for “West End Girls”)
  • 1988: BPI (“Brit”) Awards (U.K.) – Best Group
  • 1988: Ivor Novello Awards (U.K.) – Best International Hit (for “It’s a Sin”)
  • 1988: Houston Film Festival (U.S.) – Gold Jury Award (for It Couldn’t Happen Here)
  • 1988: Berolina Awards (Germany) – Group of the Year
  • 1991: Music Week (U.K.) – Best Video of the Year 1990 (for “Being Boring”)
  • 1994: Siggraph Wave Awards (U.S.) – Best Music Video (for “Liberation)
  • 1994: Effects & Animation Festival (U.K.) – Best Music Video (for “Liberation”)
  • 1999: Viva Comet Awards (Germany) – Best International Video (for “I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Any More”)
  • 2000: RSH Gold Awards (Germany) – Best International Band
  • 2000: Ivor Novello Awards (U.K.) – Outstanding Contribution to British Music
  • 2003: A-Ward (Germany) – Pioneers of Pop: Outstanding Contribution to Pop Music
  • 2003: World Awards (International) – The World Arts Award
  • 2004: Q Inspiration Award (U.K.) – Q Magazine
  • 2005: Song of the Decade 1985–1994 (U.K.) – “West End Girls” (winner of voting by six million BBC Radio 2 listeners in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Ivor Novello Awards)
  • 2008: Cannes International Advertising Festival (France) – Gold Cyber Lion Award for “Other Interactive Digital Media Innovative Ideas” (for the “Integral” video)
  • 2009: BPI (“Brit”) Awards (U.K.) – Outstanding Contribution to Music
  • 2011: Evening Standard Award (U.K.) – Beyond Theatre Award
  • 2013: Q Outstanding Contribution To Music (U.K.) – Q Magazine

More informations and further details can be found at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Shop_Boys) or the official website (http://petshopboys.co.uk/history)