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Chris Difford

Saturday 10 Nov  |  4pm

Born in Greenwich, London, Chris Difford has written lyrics for over thirty years, most notably in partnership with Glenn Tilbrook. The two were primary members in Squeeze and Difford & Tilbrook. Some of their best-known songs are ‘Tempted’, ‘Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)’, ‘Black Coffee in Bed’, ‘Cool for Cats’, ‘Up the Junction’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.

After the breakup of Squeeze in 1983 Difford continued writing songs this time with Elvis Costello Jools Holland, Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow and others. As a lyricist he was much in demand and won an Ivor Novello award for his work on the film ‘The Flame Still Burns’

In 1985 Squeeze reunited, having a hit in the U.S. with ‘Hourglass’ while constantly touring from coast to coast. Difford left the group in 1999 launching a solo career in 2003 with his album I Didn’t Get Where I Am. Difford was also manager of Bryan Ferry and young Irish band The Strypes. In March 2010, Difford curated Songs in the Key of London, an evening of music dedicated to the capital at the Barbican Centre, London.

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