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They first performed at Greenwich Dance Hall in 1975, an event set to be marked this month. The plaques, a common fixture around the UK , commemorate the homes of famous figures or sites of historical interest.
Squeeze's two main songwriters, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, both hail from the area and will be present in south east London on Mar. 23 at 2.30pm to see the plaque unveiled. Tilbrook said, "It's a pleasure to return to the place where we performed as Squeeze way back in 1975; I still buy my cheese just up the road."
Their plaque has been arranged by PRS For Music's Heritage Award. The rights organisation set up the scheme last year to recognise unusual debut gigs of famous acts and has so far celebrated the venues that started the careers of Blur, Dire Straits and Jethro Tull.
Having reformed in 2007, Squeeze have gigged sporadically and are set for a busy year, with extensive UK and US tours, including a set at the Isle of Wight festival. The band first came to fame in the late 1970s, with hits such as 'Cool for Cats' and 'Up the Junction.'