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Shane MacGowan of the Pogues
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 21:12:45 »
Born 25 December 1957 at Pembury Kent to Irish parents. The family moved to Tipperary then returned to England in mid 1965.
Shane attended the Holmewood House School at Langton Green, Tunbridge, where he earned a literature scholarship to Westminster School. He was expelled in his second year for possession of drugs.
His first group was the punk rock band The Nipple Erectors (or the Nips) in 1976.
The Celtic/folk/rock band The Pogues were formed in London in 1982, with Shane as the lead singer and main songwriter.
Their best known song is Fairytale of New York released in 1987.


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