Shane MacGowan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Aug, 2021
Facts of Shane MacGowan
Date of Birth: 1957 , December-25
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Shane MacGowan
Birth Name Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
Father Maurice MacGowan
Mother Therese MacGowan
Nationality Irish
Birth Place/City Pembury, Kent, England
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Net Worth $25 million
Famous for Fairytale of New York
Married Yes
Married to Victoria Mary Clarke
Education English public school, Holmewood House preparatory school
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Music Group The Pogues
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English-born Irish musician Shane MacGowan is famous as the singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band The Pogues. His major hit single, Fairytale of New York (1987) sold one million during its re-released (2012) which was almost after 2 decades of the original release. 

Short-Biography: What Is Shane MacGowan Age?

Shane MacGowan's full name is Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan. He was born on December 25, 1957, in Pembury, Kent, England to Irish immigrants.

His father, Therese MacGowan was from Dublin and his mother Therese MacGowan was from Tipperary. She has a sister, sister, Siobhan MacGowan.

Talking about his education, Shane attended an English public school. Later, he graduated from Holmewood House preparatory school along with a literature scholarship.

Who Is His Wife? How Long Have They Been Married?

MacGowan's wife is Victoria Mary Clarke. He has been married to Victoria Mary Clarke for three years. 

CAPTION: Shane and his wife Victoria Mary Clarke SOURCE: Instagram @shanemacgowanofficial

The couple exchanged wedding vows in 2018. His better half has been caring and helping him to get back on his feet ever since he fell and injured his knee, which left him bedridden.

Why Did He Lose His Teeth?

Fairytale of New York is infamous for binge drinking. There are several moments when he has been late or drunk for stage performances, award shows, interviews, and public events. 

In an attempt to get rid of heroin addiction, MacGowan was also arrested for possessing drugs in 2001. He has been a source of concern for his bad teeth. His teeth fall out, with the last one coming out almost a decade ago due to his abuse of alcohol and drugs.

What Is Shane MacGowan Net Worth?

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Shane MacGowan has an estimated net worth of $25 million as of August 2021. He has gathered a decent amount of fortune through his songs, tracks, and albums. 

Before starting his career in the musical industry, ShaneyMac had temporary jobs at supermarkets and bars. He then formed his own punk band, The Nipple Erectors or The Nips. 

CAPTION: The Pogues' star Shane MacGowan SOURCE: Instagram @shanemacgowanofficial

Later, he founded a Celtic punk band The Pogues in 1983. So far, the group has recorded 5 studio albums. Some of his albums earnings are listed below:

Year

Albums

Sales

1984

Red Roses for Me

$60,000

1985

Rum Sodomy & the Lash

$200,000

1988

If I Should Fall from Grace

$200,000

1989

Peace and Love

$100,000

1990

Hell's Ditch

$60,000

1991

The Best of The Pogues

$500,000

2001

The Very Best of The Pogues

$300,000

2005

The Ultimate Collection

$100,000

The multi-millionaire has also collaborated with the band Shane MacGowan and The Popes, and artists like Nick Cave, Kirsty MacColl, Joe Strummer, Ronnie Drew, Sinéad O'Connor, and Steve Earle.

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