Pet Shop Boys

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How did I mourn my mother? With Pet Shop Boys on the radio and plaster dust in my hair
There were no carols, no tree, no goose – but the Christmas I spent decorating my flat gave me the gift of peace

Claire Armitstead

23, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Madonna: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, we help you explore the work of great artists. Next: how the 1980s material girl transformed herself into a mature millennial pop songwriter

Lucy O'Brien

17, Jun, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Pet Shop Boys: where to start in their back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, we help you explore the work of great musicians. Next: the peerless pop duo who elegantly delved into the big issues

Kate Solomon

15, Jun, 2020 @1:07 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 1, Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Thirty-six years on, their debut single still pulses with beguiling ambiguity – a heady rush of lust, naivety, disco and opaque references to Lenin

Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Neil Tennant on West End Girls: 'It's about sex and escape. It's paranoid'
We voted the Pet Shop Boys’ debut single the greatest British No 1 of all time. Their frontman remembers the clubs, pathos and serendipity behind the hit

Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Glastonbury defies coronavirus threat to announce lineup with Kendrick Lamar
Over 90 more names including Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher have been announced for 50th-anniversary edition of the festival

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Tom Watkins: the brash pop svengali who unleashed teen screams
Tom Watkins, who has died aged 70, took Bros and East 17 to superstardom with a brash and combative managerial style

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2020 @5:11 PM

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Tom Watkins, pop manager behind Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17, dies aged 70
The celebrated mogul and designer had suffered from a series of health issues including diabetes and a liver transplant

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Mar, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot review – evergreen dancefloor nous
(x2/Kobalt)

Kitty Empire

26, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Pet Shop Boys: 'The acoustic guitar should be banned'
As pop’s great satirists reveal their romantic side on their new album, they talk about the misery of modern music, rock feuds and the joy of lunchtime clubbing

Alexis Petridis

24, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Allee Willis obituary
The songwriter behind the theme for the TV sitcom Friends and hits for Earth, Wind & Fire and the Pet Shop Boys

Adam Sweeting

26, Dec, 2019 @5:21 PM

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