By Dan Schumacher
KTSW 89.9 General Manager
Chris Difford represents one half of the songwriting duo for the band Squeeze, which first found prominence in the late ’70s and early’ 80s with songs like “Tempted” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell).” Difford met songwriting partner Glenn Tilbrook in 1973 after posting an ad for a guitar player for his band in the window of a bakery in his hometown of Greenwich, England, to which there was only one reply—from Tilbrook.
Two breakups/reunions, 15 studio and four live albums, one extended play and 48 singles later, the songwriting duo that Rolling Stone magazine dubbed “the Lennon and McCartney of their generation” is touring the United States on their “Difford and Tilbrook Songbook Tour,” which makes a stop at The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 17 with special guest X.
Tickets for the show are available at https://tickets.austintheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=4721.
Featured image by Rob O’Connor.