Shane MacGowan( 25 December 1957 - Present )
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan is an Irish-British musician and singer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic trad 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 and working on collaborations with artists such as Kirsty MacColl, Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, and >Sinéad O'Connor.
MacGowan was born on Christmas Day in Pembury, Kent, England, in 1957, to Irish parents. MacGowan spent his early childhood in County Tipperary, Ireland, before his family moved back to England when he was six and a half. He has lived in many parts of the south-east, including Brighton and London.
MacGowan's father, Maurice, worked for a department store. MacGowan's mother, Therese, was a...