Shane MacGowan

1957 - Today

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Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shane MacGowan has received more than 4,478,143 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Shane MacGowan is the 665th most popular singer (up from 900th in 2019), the 2,171st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,806th in 2019) and the 79th most popular Singer.

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  • 4.5M

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  • 51.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shane MacGowan ranks 665 out of 3,528Before him are Edita Piekha, Grethe Ingmann, Shi Pei Pu, Dave Matthews, Lisa Della Casa, and Kim Jung-sook. After him are Christine McVie, Marietta Alboni, Emma Calvé, Gary Glitter, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Kaliopi.

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Among people born in 1957, Shane MacGowan ranks 104Before him are Stefan Bellof, Nellie Kim, Seve Ballesteros, Stephen Dillane, Jaco Van Dormael, and Peter Høeg. After him are Robert Harris, William Kaelin Jr., Oliver Hirschbiegel, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Rachel Ward, and Steve Lukather.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shane MacGowan ranks 2,171 out of 7,765Before him are Roy Harrod (1900), Ken Annakin (1914), Jamie Dornan (1982), John Glen (1932), Nevil Maskelyne (1732), and Ruth Belville (1854). After him are Christine McVie (1943), Reginald Doherty (1872), William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford (1768), Joseph Larmor (1857), Norman McLaren (1914), and Lewis Gilbert (1920).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shane MacGowan ranks 79Before him are Mary Hopkin (1950), Liam Payne (1993), Ronnie Biggs (1929), Julian Lennon (1963), Ian Dury (1942), and Peter Frampton (1950). After him are Christine McVie (1943), Gary Glitter (1944), Midge Ure (1953), Shakin' Stevens (1948), Fish (1958), and Kevin Ayers (1944).