Shane MacGowan

Inside Biography

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 he r o i n 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:





Red Roses for Me



Rum Sodomy & the Lash



If I Should Fall from Grace



Peace and Love



Hell's Ditch



The Best of The Pogues



The Very Best of The Pogues



The Ultimate Collection


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.

by samikshya, 04 Aug, 2021

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