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Shane MacGowan

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The Resume

    (December 25, 1957-November 30, 2023)
    Raised in England and Ireland
    Lead singer of folk punk band 'the Pogues' (1980-1993)
    Sang 'Fairy Tale of New York' and 'The Irish Rover'

Why he might be annoying:

    He is an alcoholic.
    He is a chain smoker.
    He was regularly drunk at concerts.
    He was sacked by his fellow Pogues members (1993) for having an alcohol problem.
    He collapsed at Heathrow airport, causing the Pogues to cancel a monumental US tour with Bob Dylan.
    He has large ears and very few teeth.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He realized the error of his ways after becoming wheelchair bound from a broken leg, so has tried to quit his addictions, with help from fellow musician, Sinead O'Connor.

Credit: GWR Who


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 351 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 156 Votes: 80.77% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 25 Votes: 76.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 45 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 46 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 65.79% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 74.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 147 Votes: 65.31% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 268 Votes: 52.24% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 242 Votes: 57.44% Annoying