John Bentley (musician)

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John Bentley
Born (1951-04-16) 16 April 1951 (age 63)
Genres New wave, power pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Associated acts Squeeze

John Bentley (born 16 April 1951, in Hull is a British bass guitarist who is perhaps best known as the bassist for the band Squeeze. He originally played bass for Squeeze from 1980 to 1982,[1] appearing on the albums Argybargy and East Side Story, generally considered to be the band's best by critics, as well as the darker and less acclaimed Sweets from a Stranger. Squeeze split up in 1982, and upon reforming in 1985, band leaders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook replaced Bentley with Keith Wilkinson.

Bentley re-joined Squeeze for the band's 2007 reformation, playing on the band's "Quintessential Tour 2007" through the US and UK, and has remained in the present Squeeze line-up.

Bentley's solo album was released on vinyl and iTunes in 2014.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Squeeze". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 May 2010.