Shane MacGowan

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Shane MacGowan
Shane MacGowan 2008.jpg
Shane MacGowan in 2008
Background information
Birth name Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
Born (1957-12-25) 25 December 1957 (age 60)
Pembury, Kent, England
Genres Punk rock, Celtic punk, folk punk, Celtic rock, folk rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, harmonica, banjo, bodhrán, piano
Years active 1977-present
Associated acts The Pogues, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, The Nipple Erectors, Nick Cave
Website ShaneMacGowan.com

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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