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Squeeze

Formed 1974.
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Squeeze performed live and chatted with Sir Terry Wogan

Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford of Squeeze performed a live set for Sir Terry

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Biography

Squeeze are a British band who came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970s and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Tempted", "Labelled With Love", "Black Coffee In Bed", "Another Nail in My Heart", "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" and "Hourglass". Though not as commercially successful in the United States, Squeeze had American chart hits with "Tempted", "Hourglass" and "853-5937", and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans. All of Squeeze's hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo were hailed as "the heirs to Lennon and McCartney's throne" during their peak of popularity in the early 1980s.

The group formed in Deptford, London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Argybargy

    Argybargy 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    If you're going to own at least one Squeeze album, this has to be the one.
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