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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 December 1957Kent, England, UK
Birth NameShane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
Nickname ShaneyMac
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Kent, England, songwriter/poet Shane MacGowan lived in County Tipperary, Ireland for the first six years of his life, and moved back to London UK, where he attended Westminster School (and was later expelled for drug use). After a brief time with the Nips (77-79), Shane MacGowan formed the democratically operated Pogues, a successful '80s group which released a handful of well-received records (e.g. If I Should Fall From Grace with God) and many songs considered classics (e.g. Fairytale of New York, A Pair of Brown Eyes). Expelled from the Pogues for his reckless lifestyle, MacGowan lived and wrote in London throughout the '90s, releasing two albums with his band, the Popes. He now resides in the county of Tipperary, Ireland, putting together the occasional tour.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Honeymooner from Kansas

Trade Mark (2)

His neglected, rotten, scraggely teeth (or lack thereof)
His voice

Trivia (1)

Winner of the 2004 Q Merit Award.

Personal Quotes (3)

Basically, I hate pop stars unless they're me or personal friends of mine.
The British press have been giving me six months to live for the past twenty years - they must be getting pissed off interviewing me by now.
We were beaten by two queens and a drum machine. (On "Fairytale of New York" being kept off the top spot in the UK charts by Pet Shop Boys)

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