Born In: Pembury, Kent, England
Shane McGowan is a member of the punk band ‘The Pogues’ and is quite popular in the United States and the United Kingdom. His musical genius is evident from his compositions which incorporate instruments like the tin whistle, electric guitar and the mandolin. Apart from his neglected teeth (or the lack of it), he is primarily known for his politically-tinged, Celtic punk music and the themes of his songs that are generally centered on Irish nationalism and/or history. His punk rock or folk punk music also deeply discusses the experiences of the Irish in London or the United States. Although he is celebrated for his lyrics and songwriting, he is often vilified for his chronic drinking habits that has over the course of his career, affected his musical proficiency. Even as a performing artist, he is now often unreliable, as he is known for failing to turn up at events or concerts. And to top it all, his dodgy dental hygiene is fodder for gossip columns: most articles on him are accompanied by a picture of his mouth full of broken or missing teeth. Despite his proclivity to drink, do drugs, and antagonize fellow drinkers in bars, his music still manages to captivate audiences.
Also Known As: Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
Spouse/Ex-: Victoria Mary Clarke
father: Maurice MacGowan
mother: Therese MacGowan
siblings: Siobhan MacGowan
Born Country: England
City: Kent, England
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan was born on December 25, 1957, in Pembury, Kent, England to Therese, a traditional Irish dancer and singer and Maurice MacGowan, a wages clerk at C&A. He has a sister, Siobhan MacGowan.
He had a major nervous breakdown when he was seventeen and was admitted to a hospital for 6 months.
He was in a relationship with, Victoria Mary Clarke since 1986. In 2018, the couple got married.
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