Difford & Tilbrook
The two principal songwriters of Squeeze met after Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England) had placed an advert in a Blackheath, south London shop window in search of a guitarist to join a (non-existent) band with a (non-existent) recording contract. In answering the advert, Glenn Tilbrook (b. Glenn Martin Tillbrook, 31 August 1957, Dulwich, London, England) found a compatible songwriting partner and together they led one of the most popular British bands of the late 70s/early 80s.
After suffering from the strain of holding Squeeze together, the duo decided to reassess their situation in 1982. Prior to recording an album, the duo had worked on the fringe theatre production of Labelled With Love at the Albany Theatre in their home area of Deptford. The album received a mixed reception and the only single to make any impact upon the UK charts was Loves Crashing Waves, narrowly...