Shane MacGowan

#30781
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
25, 1957
Birthplace
Pembury, England
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Pembury, England

About

Singer-songwriter with the Celtic punk band The Pogues, with whom he sang "Fairytale of New York" and other popular songs like "A Pair of Brown Eyes."

Before Fame

He was wounded at a concert by The Clash and made the papers with his bloody earlobe. His first band was a punk group called The Nipple Erectors.

Trivia

He was expelled from the prestigious Westminster School after being found in possession of drugs.

Family Life

He was born to Irish parents; his mother, Therese, worked as a singer and traditional Irish dancer as well as a model in Dublin. He has been in a relationship with Victoria Mary Clarke since 1986. They finally tied the knot in 2018.

Associated With

MacGowan has released solo work, including a duet with Sinead O'Connor called "Haunted."