- August 5 - Pete Burns is born in Port Sunlight, England
- Pete takes a job at Probe Records working with Pete Wylie
- November 4 - Pete Burns, Pete Wylie, and Julian Cope perform at Eric's as The Mystery Girls
- Pete forms the band Nightmares In Wax and is picked up by Inevitable
- February - Birth Of A Nation EP is released
- Pete changes the bands name to Dead Or Alive
- May - Im Falling is released
- Dead Or Alive break up, Pete holds on to the name
- August - Pete and Lynne are married
- Wayne Hussey, Mike Percy, Joe Musker, Martin Healey and Steve Coy join with Pete to form the new Dead Or Alive
- May - Number Eleven is released
- February - I'ts Been Hours Now EP is released
- May - The Stranger is released
- July - Epic signs Dead Or Alive to its label
- Dead Or Alive begin their first tour
- May - Misty Circles is released
- August - What I Want is released
- October - Sophisticated Boom Boom LP is completed, produced by Zeus B. Held
- January - I'd Do Anything is released
- February - Dead Or Alive begin their 2nd tour
- March - That's The Way (I Like It) is released (#22)
- May - Sophisticated Boom Boom LP is released (#29)
- ALIVE is pressed in Germany (300 copy live bootleg LP)
- June - What I Want is re-released
- Work begins on the 2nd album
- Dead Or Alive now consists of Pete Burns, Steve Coy, Mike Percy, Tim Lever
- November - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) is released (#1)
- March - Lover Come Back To Me is released (#11)
- May - Youthquake LP is released (#9)
- June - Dead Or Alive embark on a short tour to promote Youthquake
- June - In Too Deep is released (#14)
- September - My Heart Goes Bang is released (#23)
- Pete, Lynne, and Steve along with the band move to London
- Work begins on the 3rd album
- September - Brand New Lover is released (#31)
- January - Something In My House is released (#12)
- February - Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know LP is released (#27)
- March - Hooked On Love is released
- Dead Or Alive tour Japan and America
- September - I'll Save You All My Kisses is released
- Rip It Up is released in Japan and America
- Dead Or Alive continue to tour Japan and America
- August - Turn Around And Count 2 Ten is released
- Dead Or Alive now consists of Pete Burns and Steve Coy alone
- July - Come Home With Me Baby is released
- August - Nude, the fourth album is released
- September - Baby Dont Say Goodbye is released in Japan and America
- October - Nude Remade, Remodelled is released in Japan
- Dead Or Alive part with Epic and have no representation outside of Japan
- Dead Or Alive tour Japan
- December - Fan The Flame (PT 1) is released in Japan
- December - Your Sweetness Is Your Weakness is released in Japan
- Dead Or Alive tour America
- April - Gone 2 Long is released in Japan
- September - Unhappy Birthday is released in Japan
- December - Pete does a small tour of America, Love Pete is available at the shows (later bootlegged as Fan The
Flame (Pt 2) )
- Steve Coy takes over as manager for Pete Burns and Dead Or Alive
- April - Pete teams up with the Italian dance group GLAM to release Sex Drive
- Pete Burns and GLAM tour Italy to promote Sex Drive
- Pete and Steve sign with PWL as International Chrysis
- June - Rebel Rebel is released under the name International Chrysis
- Work begins on the new album
- Pete changes the name of the band back to Dead Or Alive
- Dead Or Alive leave PWL
- March/June/July - Dead Or Alive perform in Scotland and France promoting Nukleopatra
- Dead Or Alive sign with D.A.C.O. Records in the UK
- Steve Coy leaves Dead Or Alive, Pete dissolves the record deal with D.A.C.O.
- October - Nukleopatra is released in Japan
- October - Sex Drive (Dead Or Alive Remix) is released in Japan
- Pete performs solo throughout the UK
- Steve Coy returns as manager/producer for Dead Or Alive, Dean Bright and Jason Albury join the band
- Dead Or Alive sign with different labels worldwide including RKG, VMP, and Dance Pool
- Nukleopatra is released in Australia, Singapore, and South Africa
- You Spin Me Round (96 Remix) is released in Australia and Singapore
- June - Dead Or Alive tour Australia and perform in America and England
- Sex Drive (96 Remix) is released in Australia
- February - Dead Or Alive perform in America
- June - Nukleopatra is released in France
- August - The Right Stuff, the official website for Dead Or Alive goes online
- You Spin Me Round (97 Remix) is released in France
- Dead Or Alive tour France and Scotland
- October - Dead Or Alive perform in America
- December - Sex Drive (97 Remix) is released in France
- April - Dead Or Alive sign a record deal with Los Angeles based label CLEOPATRA RECORDS.
- August- Dead Or Alive release NUKLEOPATRA in the US.
- October- Dead Or Alive perform a Hallowe'en gig at Trilogy in Cleveland, Ohio.
- December- Pete performs solo at the Astoria club in London (see photos on this site!!)
- February- Pete appears in a UK music documentary titled 'A Walk On The Wild Side'.
- March- Virgin Voices, a tribute to Madonna, is released on Cleopatra Records. DOA have contributed a cover of the B-side 'Why's It So Hard'.
- April- The 'Spin Me/Sex Drive' CD digipack is released on Cleopatra.
- July- We Will Follow, a tribute to U2, is released and includes the DOA cover of 'Even Better Than The Real Thing'.
- October- 'Pop Life', a cover of a Prince tune, is released as part of Cleopatra's Prince tribute Cd, Party O The Times.
- February- Fragile, the latest DOA album, is in the works.
- August- Pete And Steve go to Japan for a few weeks to promote Fragile.
- September- Pete gives The Right Stuff an exclusive interview, which is published on the site in serial form. On the 27th, Fragile hits the Japanese stores and import websites.
- January- Pete is interviewed for "The Hit Factory", a TV spotlight about producer Pete Waterman.
- August- Dead Or Alive, armed with a new lineup, perform at the Avex Rave in Japan.
- October- Pete is interviewed for the "Pop Years", a Sky Television production.
- December- Unbreakable- The Fragile Remixes is released by Avex Trax.