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Mark presents solo, with Chris Difford of Squeeze

Mark Radcliffe presents the show solo, and the guest today is Chris Difford of Squeeze.

Mark Radcliffe presents the show solo today, and the guest today is Chris Difford of Squeeze.

Born in Greenwich, London, Chris Difford has written lyrics for over thirty years, most notably in partnership with Glenn Tilbrook for the band Squeeze. Formed in 1974, some of their best-known and definitive 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, Chris continued writing songs this time with Elvis Costello Jools Holland and Elton John, amongst others, 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. Chris left the group in 1999 launching a solo career in 2003 with his album I Didn't Get Where I Am. He's also been Bryan Ferry's manager! He's here to talk about his book of memoirs.

As well as this, there's the never-ending feature The Chain - which links together one record to another using YOUR suggestions - and Teatime Themetime, when you pit your musical wits to be first past that Chocolate Bourbon post and gain glory round the office biscuit barrel. AND if that weren't enough - we bring you the latest updates in the world of rock and pop in today's Music News.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ramones

    Rockaway Beach

    • Rhino.
  • The National

    Day I Die

    • 4AD.
  • Badly Drawn Boy

    Something to Talk About

  • Sleigh Bells


    • Mom+Pop/NEET.
  • This Is the Kit

    Hotter Colder

    • Rough Trade.
  • L.A. Witch

    Drive Your Car

  • Philadelphia International All Stars

    Let's Clean Up The Ghetto

    • KNIGHT.
  • Gorillaz

    Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)

    • Humanz.
    • Parlaphone.
  • Real Estate


    • Domino Recording Co.
  • The Shangri‚ÄźLas

    Give Him a Great Big Kiss

    • Red Bird.
  • Four Tet

    Two Thousand And Seventeen

    • Text.
  • Hot Chip

    Over and Over

    • EMI.
  • Slayer

    Spill the Blood

  • Willie J Healey

    People And Their Dogs

    • National Anthem/Columbia.
  • Omni

    Southbound Station

    • Trouble In Mind Records.
  • Squeeze

    Is That Love

    • A&M.
  • Chris Difford

    Ain't You Sad Girl

  • LCD Soundsystem


    • DFA Records/Columbia.
  • T. Rex


    • Telstar.
  • Ride


    • Wichita Recordings.
  • Nadine Shah


  • The White Stripes

    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

    • XL.
  • Gary Numan

    My Name Is Ruin

    • Numan Music/BMG.
  • Bibio

    A Tout A L'Heure

  • Mogwai

    Party In The Dark

    • Rock Action Records.
  • Nick Hakim


    • ATO Records.
  • The Edgar Winter Group