Chris Difford

Chris Difford

Chris Difford (born Christopher Henry Difford, November 4, 1954, Greenwich, London) is a singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He has written lyrics for over 30 years, most notably in partnership with Glenn Tilbrook. The two were primary members in Squeeze and Difford & Tilbrook. On their first appearance on Top of The Pops, Difford wore a T-shirt proclaiming ''Today Deptford, Tomorrow The World!'' 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". Difford has also written lyrics for music by Jools Holland, Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow and others. In 2004, Lisa Stansfield released the Trevor Horn produced single, "If I Hadn''t Got You", co-written by Difford with Chris Braide, which became a hit in Europe. In addition to his work with Squeeze, he has released four solo albums: In 2002, Difford performed "Town and Country Rhythm and Blues" on the album Jools Holland''s Big Band Rhythm & Blues.

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