The Pogues' Philip Chevron Dies
In 2008 The Irish Times named their 1978 album Ghostown the third best Irish album of all time (jointly with I Am the Greatest by A House), behind Loveless by My Bloody Valentine and Achtung Baby by U2.
Chevron joined the Pogues after the release of their debut album, as singer Shane MacGowan's guitar playing became too erratic, and was a full member of the band by the time of second album, Rum, Sodomy And The Lash.
On the Pogues' third album Chevron contributed the song Thousands Are Sailing, a hymn to the wave of Irish immigrants that landed in the US in the 1600-1700s. It became a live favourite. See it here and read more.
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