Popular Music History, Vol 8, No 3 (2013)

Soccer sounds: Popular music and football in Britain

Dave Laing, Andy Linehan
Issued Date: 30 Mar 2015


This paper explores the range of ways that music and football have been interlinked in the United Kingdom over the past century. The aspects covered include early novelty songs, music at stadia (marching bands, customisation of songs by fans, and PA music) and mediated music, in the form of records by club and national teams as well as professional singers, plus the musical components of television shows devoted to football. The article highlights the continuing struggle between music from below and above, in both sports venues and media.

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DOI: 10.1558/pomh.v8i3.26933


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