EP32 - Chris Difford - Squeeze - Lyricist, Musician, Producer *Legend* - “Dreams, schemes and everythings…”

My guest on this episode is the fabulous Chris Difford - singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer - founding member of Squeeze with Glenn Tilbrook.

His musical journey has run parallel to Paul Weller - from starting his first band in 1972 - to hitting the big time in 1978 - and a legacy of magnificent songs like Cool for Cats, Up The Junction, Is That Love, Some Fantastic Place - and at times their story has crossed over too - most notably with Paul recording his 2000 LP at Chris' studio Heliocentric (the album was named after the studio!)

A master of the smart, pithy lyricism - Chris has also written songs for Jools Holland, Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Helen Shapiro, Billy Bremner and Elvis Costello - been the manager of Bryan Ferry and The Strypes, and released four brilliant solo albums.

Chris published his autobiography in 2018 - Some Fantastic Place - which charts his life from childhood in south London to becoming a member of one of Britain's greatest bands and beyond. Along the way Chris reveals the inspiration and stories behind Squeeze's best-known songs, and his greatest highs and lows from over four decades of making music.

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