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Needle on the Record: 80s stars Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell and Rick Astley

Pet Shop Boys collaborate with Soft Cell  They’re two of the most iconic bands of the 1980s and now they’ve released a collaboration. Pet Shop Boys have teamed up with Soft Cell for Purple Zone a new track that harks back to the sounds of their classic hits. Soft Cell feature singer Marc Almond and musician Dave […]

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On This Gay Day: Bob Brown was elected to federal parliament

Bob Brown became the first openly gay politician in Australia’s federal parliament Australian went to the polls on 2nd March 1996 bringing an end to to the Keating Labor government and bringing John Howard to power. The Hawke-Keating government has been in power for five terms since 1983. Elected to the parliament on that day […]

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Pet Shop Boys takeover BBC Radio 2 for Boxing Day

Pet Shop Boys takeover BBC Radio 2 for Boxing Day

It’s no secret that the Pet Shop Boys are big lovers of Christmas. Over the years they’ve released a stack of original Christmas songs, Christmas themed EPs, and in the season of giving they often have an extra something for their fans. This year Neil and Chris will be taking over BBC Radio2 on Boxing […]

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Pet Shop Boys release ‘Cricket Wife’ and ‘My Beautiful Launderette’

Pet Shop Boys release ‘Cricket Wife’ and ‘My Beautiful Launderette’

Pet Shop Boys have released some new music, with both a new single and an EP out today. First up is the track Cricket Wife. The song is just one second off being 10 minutes long, and features an orchestral piece of music created by Chris Lowe, which has been teamed up with a poem written by […]

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Pet Shop Boys ‘Being Boring’ is 30 years old today

Pet Shop Boys released one of their most poignant hits on this day in 1990. Being Boring was the second single off their album Behaviour and hits clever lyrics and a subtle nod to those lost to the AIDS epidemic made it one of the duo’s most loved songs. For their fourth record Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe worked […]

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Here’s your first look at Russell T Davies new show ‘It’s a Sin’

Here’s your first look at Russell T Davies new show ‘It’s a Sin’

Britain’s Channel 4 have released a teaser trailer for Russell T Davies new show It’s a Sin, which is expected to premiere in 2021. The show which is set in London in the 1980’s around the time of the AIDS crisis was originally called The Boys, but it’s been given a new name, taking inspiration from a song by […]

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Pet Shop Boys ‘West End Girls’ proclaimed Best British #1 ever

Pet Shop Boys ‘West End Girls’ proclaimed Best British #1 ever

The Guardian newspaper has been counting down The greatest UK No 1 singles of all time and Pet Shop Boys’ West End Girl has come out at the top of the list. The song has been described as a “lens on to a glamorous demimonde” with Neil Tennant’s raps about London nightlife filled with a variety […]

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Earth Wind and Fire songwriter Allee Willis dies at 72

Earth Wind and Fire songwriter Allee Willis dies at 72

Songwriter Allee Willis, who wrote a stack of hits for funk band Earth Wind and Fire, as well as hits for Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield, and the theme tune to Friends, has died aged 72. The songwriter’s death was announced by her partner Prudence Fenton. Willis died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. […]

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Pet Shop Boys reveal special bonus disc on new album

Pet Shop Boys reveal special bonus disc on new album

Pet Shop Boys have revealed that a special bonus disc version of their forthcoming album will be available, as well as a cassette version. Hotspot, will be available to purchase in two additional formats: on cassette and a 2-disc deluxe CD version, which includes an instrumental version of the whole album on the second disc. […]

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Remembering Pete Burns on what would have been his 60th birthday

Remembering Pete Burns on what would have been his 60th birthday

Pop sensation Pete Burns would have celebrated his 60th birthday today. The singer passed away in 2016 aged 57 after suffering cardiac arrest. Best known for Dead or Alive’s smash hit You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), the singer was notorious for playing with typical gender conventions and is seen by many as a pioneer of […]

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