Shane MacGowan

1957 - Today

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Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an English-born 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 4,029,141 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Shane MacGowan is the 902nd most popular singer (down from 820th in 2019), the 2,808th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,484th in 2019) and the 97th most popular British Singer.

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  • 4.0M

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  • 60.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shane MacGowan ranks 902 out of 3,541Before him are Steve Porcaro, Ann Wilson, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, LL Cool J, Milka Ternina, and Aaron Kwok. After him are Julia Volkova, Basia, Miyuki Nakajima, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Harry Styles, and Alessandro Safina.

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Among people born in 1957, Shane MacGowan ranks 156Before him are José Mário Vaz, Bryan Robson, Éder Aleixo de Assis, Włodzimierz Smolarek, Tad Williams, and Steve Porcaro. After him are Tony Martin, Susanna Tamaro, Miguel Ángel Lotina, Mikhail Pletnev, Kevin McHale, and Duško Ivanović.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shane MacGowan ranks 2,808 out of 6,924Before him are Sydney Chapman (1888), Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694), Phil Campbell (1961), George Graham (1673), N. E. Brown (1849), and Thomas Gage (1719). After him are Sam Claflin (1986), Donald Adamson (1939), Anne Hutchinson (1591), Harry Styles (1994), William Lawes (1602), and Siân Phillips (1933).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shane MacGowan ranks 97Before him are Midge Ure (1953), Shakin' Stevens (1948), Paul Weller (1958), Nicky Hopkins (1944), Ice MC (1965), and Charli XCX (1992). After him are Harry Styles (1994), Tony Martin (1957), Margaret Price (1941), Mel B (1975), Ian Hunter (1939), and Linda Martin (1952).