Shane MacGowan

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Full Name Shane MacGowan
Age 62 Years Old
Nick Name Shane
Gender Male
Famous As Vocalist And Recording Artist
Birth Date December 25, 1957
Birth Place Pembury, Kent

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An Irish vocalist and recording artist is named for Shane MacGowan. He is famous for being the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues. Moreover, he was also a member of the Nipple Erectors and Shane MacGowan and the Popes, as well as producing his own solo material and working on collaborations with artists such as Kirsty MacColl, Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Sinead O'Connor, and Ronnie Drew. 

Shand MacGowan: Early Life

Shane MacGowan With His Parents

Source: @independent.ie

Shand MacGowan was born as Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan on 25th December 1957 in Pembury, Kent, England. He was born to Therese, a traditional Irish dancer, and singer and Maurice MacGowan, a wages clerk at C&A. He also has a sister named Siobhan MacGowan. He holds English-Irish nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. About his education, he studied at Holmewood House School at Turnbridge Well. He then won a scholarship to the prestigious Westminster School in 1971 but was expelled from the institution for taking drugs. He had a major nervous breakdown when he was 17 and was admitted to a hospital for six months. As of 2019, he celebrated his 62nd birthday. He is Christian by religion.  

Shane MacGowan: Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Shane drew upon his Irish heritage when founding The Pogues and changed his early punk style for a more traditional sound with tutoring from his extended family. 
  • His influences are documented in the biography, Rake at the Gates of Hell: Shane MacGowan in Context. MacGowan has often cited the 19th-century Irish poet James Clarence Mangan and playwright Brendan Behan as influences.
  • He co-wrote "Fairytale of New York" between 1985 and 1987. 
  • He and The Pogues released several albums.
  • He also appeared on Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" in the year 1997. 
  • He then formed a new band, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, recording two studio albums, a live album, three tracks on The Popes Outlaw Heaven (2010) and a live DVD, and touring internationally.
  • Shane MacGowan and The Popes toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe from the year 2003 to 2005. 
  • He rejoined The Pogues permanently in 2005. 
  • The Pogues re-released "Fairytale of New York" to raise funds for the Justice For Kirsty Campaign and Crisis at Christmas. 
  • He was voted 50th in the NME Rock Heroes List in 2006. 
  • He played impromptu shows in Dublin with a new five-piece backing band named The Shane Gang, including In Tua Nua rhythm section Paul Byrne (drums) and Jack Dublin (bass), with manager Joey Cashman on the whistle in 2010. 
  • This line up went to Lanzarote to record a new album in 2010. 
  • He made a return to the stage on 13 June 2019 at the RDS Arena in Dublin as a guest for Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders.
  • He was announced to appear on 7 July alongside a host of guests for the Feis Liverpool 2019's finale but the event was ultimately canceled due to a lack of ticket sales and funding issues. Feis Liverpool is the UK's largest celebration of Irish music and culture.

Shane MacGowan: Personal Life

Shane MacGowan With His Wife

Source: @independent.ie

Shane MacGowan is a married person. He was married to Victoria Mary Clarke, his long-time girlfriend. The duo married on 26th November 2018. As of now, the married couple is living a happy life in Dublin. They both respect and care for each other and they are enjoying their life a lot. The duo has not adopted any child yet and the couple is planning to have a baby soon. 

Shane MacGowan: Net Worth

The net worth of this famous artist is believed to have $25 Million as of 2019. But his exact salary in under review but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his work. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. He is a very hardworking person as well. At present, there are no details about his cars

Shane MacGowan: Body Measurements

Shane is a very handsome person with a charming person attracting a lot of people towards him. With a tall height of 1.79 meters, he has a balanced bodyweight of 76 Kg. His other body measurements such as waist size, biceps size and more will be added soon once we get details about it. His body build is average. Overall, he has got a very healthy body with an attractive personality. The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has said he 'dreaded' getting his teeth fixed despite having lost almost all of them. Now he has a new set of new teeth.