Mike Ingham: Football and Music – Twin Passions

May 25, 2020, 10:46 AM
For millions of listeners, Mike Ingham was the voice of football, as chief correspondent and commentator for BBC Radio. His autobiography 'After Extra Time And Penalties' chronicles a career spent describing the highs and lows of English football. But that’s only half the story. Mike’s love for the beautiful game is matched by his passion for music. It’s a memoir shot through with musical references, charting a gigging road map from Cliff and the Shadows to Bowie and Bob Marley. Since the early 1960s, he’s been attending gigs and collecting records with the same enthusiasm and knowledge that he brought to commentary boxes all over the world. As Chris Skudder and John Anderson discover it all strikes the same chord for Mike, whether it’s Messi or McCartney, Zidane or Zeppelin….