Bryant Park provided a picturesque setting for a secret performance by UK pop legends Squeeze on a warm summer night. The groundbreaking band played hits spanning their career, including “Is That Love,” “Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)”, and “Tempted” in celebration of their latest album, Spot the Difference, which features new recordings of Squeeze classics.
As teenagers on the South London Scene in the 1970s, childhood friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook formed Squeeze, the pioneering UK band that saw them dubbed “The New Lennon and McCartney.” Championed early on by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, who produced their debut EP, Packet Of Three, Squeeze established their position as one of Britain’s most beloved bands with 1979’s Cool For Cats, setting off a career that would span decades and produce hits in the UK and abroad.
Bryant Park is a 9.6 acre privately managed public park located in the Manhattan, which is also the location of the New York Public Library. The park is located exactly over the underground structure that contains the library’s stacks, built in the 1980s when the park was closed and excavated. To sit in the park is to sit upon knowledge.