Shane MacGowan

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Shane MacGowan
Shane MacGowan in 2008
Shane MacGowan in 2008
Background information
Birth nameShane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
Born (1957-12-25) 25 December 1957 (age 65)
Pembury, Kent, England
GenresPunk rock, Celtic punk, folk punk, Celtic rock, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, harmonica, banjo, bodhrán, piano
Years active1977–present

Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an Irish-British musician and singer-songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues. He was also a member of the Nipple Erectors and Shane MacGowan and the Popes, as well as producing his own solo material.

In the summer of 2015, MacGowan fell as he was leaving a Dublin studio, fracturing his pelvis. MacGowan has been using a wheelchair since the accident.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gritt, Emma (16 December 2016). "Wheelchair bound Shane MacGowan shows off his new teeth as he attends charity event in Dublin". The Sun. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. "Fears grow for wheelchair-bound punk legend". Daily Mail. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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