I Present you…Pete Doherty!

Pete Doherty

(born March 12, 1979) is an English musician, artist, published writer and poet.

Personal life

Doherty had a tempestuous relationship with Kate Moss. They met in January 2005 at Moss’ 31st birthday party, Doherty planned to marry Moss during the summer of 2007, although they broke up before they did.

In October 2007 Doherty was briefly engaged to fashion model Irina Lazareanu.

Doherty has a son named Astile Louis Doherty (born Camden, London, 2003), with singer Lisa Moorish.

Trivia

At the age of 16, he won a poetry competition and embarked on a tour of Russia organised by the British Council.

Doherty was voted joint #1 in NME’s (The New Musical Express ) 2004 Cool List, along with fellow Libertine Carl Barât.

Career

The Libertines

Peter Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar)
Carl Barât (vocals/lead guitar)
John Hassall (bass)
Gary Powell (drums)

Doherty and Carl Barât formed a band called The Libertines in the late ’90s, although it was not until 2002, with the release of their debut album ‘Up the Bracket’ that they began to achieve mainstream success.

Praised by fans and critics alike as one of the most promising bands to emerge on the British music scene for years, Doherty’s increasing drug problems led to his estrangement from the band – when in 2003, he was jailed for burgling Barât’s flat.

However, while post-production work was taking place on the second Libertines album (also called The Libertines) in June 2004, Doherty was again asked to leave the band. The band cited Doherty’s continuing drug addiction as the reason for his dismissal, but emphasised their willingness to take him back once he had addressed his addiction, although the band disbanded in 2004.

They reformed in 2010 to play the Reading and Leeds festivals and work on new material.The band released two full-length LPs, both produced by Mick Jones of The Clash.

Their sound and aesthetic has been cited as an influence to several contemporary bands, including Arctic Monkeys, The Holloways, The View and The Pigeon Detectives.

Site: http://www.thelibertines.com/

Babyshambles
Doherty founded Babyshambles towards the end of his time with The Libertines. The group has released two studio albums, ‘Down in Albion’, in November 2005 and ‘Shotters Nation’ in October 2007.

As well as albums they also released ‘The Blinding EP’ on 9 December 2006.

Site: http://www.babyshambles.net/



SEE ALSO:

The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders film clip


http://www.thelibertinesfilm.com/

Pete Doherty interview – part one – BBC (link)
Pete Doherty interview – part two – BBC (link)

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