Shane MacGowan is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician who was born in England. He is best known as the main vocalist and lyricist for the Pogues, a Celtic punk band. Additionally, he was a member of the Nipple Erectors and Shane Macgowan and the Popes, in addition to producing solo songs and collaborating with musicians such as Kirsty MacColl, Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Sinead Connor, and Ronnie Drew.
|Full Name||Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan|
|Birth Date||25 December 1957|
|Birth Place||Pembury, England|
|Profession||Singer / Musician|
|Nationality||Irish / British|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Life & Career|
Macgowan was born in Pembury, on 25th of December 1957, as the son of Irish immigrants. His father was a native of Dublin, while his mother was a native of Tipperary. Therese, his mother, was a typewriter and had previously worked as a singer and traditional Irish dancer. Maurice, his father, was from a middle-class family and worked in the offices of department store.
Macgowan grew up in a variety of locations around southeast England and went to the English public school for his studies. He graduated from Holmewood school located in Langton Green, in 1971. And then he was admitted to Westminster School.
However, he was dismissed from his second year after being involved in narcotics. He made his first public debut in 1976 during a London music band The Clash. Shortly thereafter, he founded The Nipple Erectors, his own punk band.
He left the band in the early 1990s and formed Shane Macgowan and The Popes, which has issued two studio albums, a live DVD, and a live album. Throughout the mid-2000s, the ensemble performed throughout Europe. In 2001, he headlined a tour with The Pogues and thus made huge news, and afterwards he returned each year between 2004 and 2009.
His formal reunion with The Pogues occurred in 2005, when the group reissued Fairytale of New York, which peaked at number two in the United Kingdom. He joined The Shane Gang 5 years later and tours often with them when not performing with The Pogues.
Macgowan has been on over a dozen different artists’ tracks, most notably Dropick Murphys and The Priests. He has struggled with illegal usage and abuse for the most of his life and made news when Sinead Connor reported him to London police for illegal possession. Macgowan has thanked Connor for assisting him in achieving sobriety.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Macgowan has a lengthy history of having really terrible teeth. Around 2008, he lost the last of his natural teeth. In 2015, he underwent a nine-hour treatment to get a new set of teeth fitted, including one gold tooth.
These were kept in his jaws through eight titanium implants. The dental surgeon who performed the treatment observed that Macgowan composed the most of his finest works while still possessing some teeth.
Macgowan married Irish writer Victoria Mary Clarke in Copenhagen on 26th of November 2018, following a decade-long courtship and subsequent 11-year engagement. They currently reside in their home located in Dublin. Macgowan is a Roman Catholic who describes himself as a religious enthusiast, who prays to Buddha as well.
According to Our Resources, Shane Macgowan’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million as of August 2021. He has accumulated a significant fortune from his songs, tracks, and albums. Before pursuing a career in music, ShaneyMac did part-time jobs at supermarkets and bars.