Pete Doherty
English singer and songwriter
Pete Doherty
Peter "Pete" Doherty is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he reformed with Carl Barât in 1997. His other musical project is indie band Babyshambles. In 2005, Doherty became prominent in tabloids, the news media, and pop culture blogs because of his romantic relationship with model Kate Moss and his frequently-publicised drug addictions.
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HowAboutWe: Why We Forgive Married Couples Who Behave Badly
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
By Jo Piazza for HowAboutWe What's the difference between Reese Witherspoon and Lindsay Lohan? One has talent, an Oscar, dignity, no stints in rehab, oh the list does go on and on. But another tangible difference (outside of the former being a functional adult and the latter being Lindsay Lohan) is that the one time Reese Witherspoon has behaved badly in the spotlight, she did it with her husband. A detail that seems to make many people view her actions as adorable and forgivable, rather than drunk, rash and insubordinate. The facts are these: Last week, Reese and her husband Jim Toth were both arrested in Atlanta. He was under suspicion of a DUI, and she exhibited disorderly conduct by throwing a tantrum and then pulling the celebrity card. According to the police report, as officers were dealing with Jim, Reese allegedly tried to pull rank. "Do you know my name?" she asked. The officer answered by saying, "No, I don't need to know your name." Reese re ...
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Pete Doherty proves a hit with the ladies as he plays a womanising libertine in Confessions Of A Child Of The Century
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The scruffy singer is starring in a new movie where he gets to cuddle up to more than a few beautiful women.
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Pete Doherty on heroin, life in Paris and his new film
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
After enjoying four years as a cult hero in France, the former Libertine is still battling with addiction and unable – or unwilling – to escape his notorious past In a Paris attic apartment decorated like a 19th-century dandy's den, a rottweiler snores on a velvet couch and dozens of candles give out a half-light. Pete Doherty kicks an apple core round the living room rug and chats in broken French to a friend on his cracked iPhone. Balzac novels are stacked high on the window ledge. This is Paris Pete, the rocker who now sings solo as Peter Doherty, writes poetry, paints and has made his debut as a French arthouse-cinema actor. For years, the Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was London's most notorious rock-star addict. The baby-faced, sallow-skinned, tabloid whipping-boy was kicked out of his first band, served three stints in prison for drug possession and breaking into bandmate Carl Barat's home, dated Kate Moss and sparked handwringing about wasted talent. Doherty moved to ...
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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Good morning everybody, and welcome to another edition of your quickly-typed, snaply-judged compendium of Sunday morning political teevee mouth-hole utterances. My name is Jason, and I'm guessing that some of the clamor, asking me to reblog Fareed Zakaria's show is going to subside for a little while, huh? We start today with some sad news. Meet The Press is back. I know, I know. It's been a good run, lately. We have the Olympics -- and NBC's role in providing traditional, spotty coverage of it -- to thank for that. We might have gotten another week's respite, except we had some big political news break yesterday, and I guess NBC couldn't go on without David Gregory talking at people. That news, is, of course, that Paul Ryan has been selected to be Mitt Romney's president. Longtime readers know that I have long thought this wouldn't happen, owing to the influence and power Ryan already projects from his House seat. Clearly, my prediction did not pan out, and I've alread ...
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Rocker Pete Doherty asked to leave rehab in Thailand
Yahoo News - over 4 years
(Reuters) - Rocker Pete Doherty, ex-frontman for British band Babyshambles and a close friend of the late Amy Winehouse, has been asked to leave a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Thailand because he was "not ready to stop using," the clinic said. "Pete was discharged today for therapeutic reasons," Alastair Mordey, director of The Cabin Chiang Mai clinic, said in a statement issued on Wednesday. "When someone is not ready to stop using, it is important to maintain the integrity of the treatment program for the other clients to have a good chance of recovery," Mordey said. ...
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Pete Doherty kicked out of Thai rehab
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
 TROUBLED British rock star Pete Doherty has been thrown out of an exclusive drug treatment centre in Thailand.
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Doherty thrown out of Thai rehab
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Actor-musician Pete Doherty has been thrown out of a rehabilitation unit in Thailand, just weeks after starting intensive treatment to beat his long-running drug addiction.
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Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Valentino give grand couture finale
Fox News - over 4 years
The final day of Paris' haute couture shows was like a glittering fashion encyclopedia. Wednesday's shows went from the Renaissance-feel of Valentino's shimmering blue silk capes to the 19th century, where couture's enfant terrible Jean Paul Gaultier, paid homage to the black top-hatted dandy. Elie Saab went decorative with Imperial motifs of the Ottoman Empire. And, nearer to the present day, Givenchy reworked house founder Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy's little black dress, made famous in the 1960s by Audrey Hepburn. With the couture season thinned from a week of shows to only three days, designer must make an immediate impact. Wednesday's shows offered a rich display of craftsmanship from the century-old Parisian clothes-making tradition. JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier loves film. For proof, look no further than his dandyesque couture offering, which paid homage to the silver screen. ...
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Kate Torgovnick: Three Famous Men With 'Kate' Tattoos
Popeater - over 4 years
Kate Moss and her husband Jamie Hince are in Jamaica this week with photographer Terry Richardson. As Richardson shared several photos of the pair on his blog, Terry's Diary, one detail caught me eye: Hince has a tattoo on his arm that reads: "Kate uber alles." In other words: Kate above everything else. This got me thinking -- do any other celebs out there have Kate-themed tattoos? The answer, of course, is yes. In April, Kelsey Grammar got a tattoo in honor of his wife, Kayte Walsh, on his hip. The Frasier actor got it at a tattoo parlor in Chicago, while he was filming his Starz series Boss. Apparently, the 21-year-old working the counter had no idea who Grammer was, and the actor was reportedly taken aback when he was asked for ID before picking a design. In the end, he got the name "Kayte" in script letters. The New York Post reports that the tattoo set him back just $60. And are we surprised that, before Hince entered the picture, Pete Doherty had a tattoo in ...
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Singer Pete Doherty's film debut dubbed a "crime"
Yahoo News - over 4 years
CANNES, France (Reuters) - "Don't give up the day job" was the critics' blunt message to British rocker Pete Doherty, whose debut film role in 19th century love story "Confession of a Child of the Century" has had its premiere at the Cannes festival. Based on an autobiographical novel by Alfred de Musset about his affair with writer George Sand, Doherty's casting in the lead role makes plenty of sense. The character he plays is a Parisian libertine living the wild life, mirroring the Babyshambles and Libertines frontman's own history of alcohol and drug abuse. ...
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Pete Doherty's blood painting of Amy Winehouse sold for 35k
Gigwise - almost 5 years
A painting Pete Doherty did of Amy Winehouse using the late stars blood has sold at auction for £35,000. The image, which was expected to earn around £80,000, was titled 'Ladylike' and created using a technique called 'arterial splatter' - involving spraying blood onto canvas with the use of a syringe. A spokesperson for the gallery which auctioned off the painting said: “We had so much interest from fans during the exhibition. At the time we weren’t selling any of those things. But people really wanted to be able to purchase them. “So we thought we’d do an auction and make it open to the public rather than price it.” Other possesions of Doherty's were also sold off, including a jacket which made £1000.
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Amy Winehouse Self-Portrait Made Of Blood To Be Auctioned
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
An Amy Winehouse self-portrait made from the late singer’s own blood is to be auctioned off by musician Pete Doherty, a friend and (allegedly) former lover of Winehouse. The Cob Gallery in London will be running the auction, according to this auction on i-bidder. Doherty, the former lead singer of Libertines and a regular fixture in British newspaper headlines due to his drugs habit and general bad boy image, is selling the painting, a small piece entitled ‘Ladylike,’ alongside items such as instruments, diaries and articles of clothing. The painting is actually a collaborative effort – i-bidder describes the work thus: “Ladylike, Personal work by Doherty of his Libertines bandmates. Includes contribution from his, son and a self portrait by Amy Winehouse in her own blood – see detail below., Also signed by Doherty in his blood. Mixed media, 2010.” ‘Ladylike’ is being sold as part of an exhibition of Doherty’s works called ‘On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist.’ You might hav ...
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Amy Winehouse Blood Painting Up for Auction
Forward - almost 5 years
An art piece made by the late singer Amy Winehouse — using her own blood — will be auctioned off at the Cob Gallery in London. The self-portrait, titled “Ladylike,” is part of a collection by Pete Doherty, called “On Blood,” which was on view at the gallery earlier this year. Doherty, known primarily as co-frontman for The Libertines, as well as for his membership in indie band Babyshambles, is also a visual artist. It has been reported that he was very close with Winehouse, and that he invited her to create an artwork with him. “Amy was on the phone to her dad when she did that [painting]. She said, ‘Dad, I’m with Pete and he’s making me draw with my blood!’ He didn’t like me much, her dad,” Doherty told The Independent in February. The Shmooze can’t imagine why. Click here for the rest of the article...
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Pete Doherty Auctioning Painting Made With Amy Winehouse's Blood
Popeater - almost 5 years
Former Libertines singer Pete Doherty will be auctioning off some of his art pieces in London later this week -- one of them smeared with the blood of the late Amy Winehouse. According to the U.K. paper The Independent, each of Doherty's pieces, which are smeared with his blood as well, could likely fetch upward of $15,000 when they go on auction at the Cob Gallery, along with his private diaries, guitars, clothing and other personal items. But it's his collaboration with Winehouse, a self-portrait created using the singer's blood, called "Ladylike," that's expected to sell for between £50,000 and £80,000 ($80,000-$129,000). The auction follows a 10-day exhibition of Doherty's work, which took place in February, where he sold more than 15 of the 20 blood paintings and prints that were displayed. Though Winehouse's "Ladylike" was exhibited at the show, it was not put up for sale because of the "personal nature" of the piece. "Amy was on the phone to her dad when she ...
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Gary Flockhart: Welcome to world of Twitterati
Scotsman - almost 5 years
WAITING for a flight at Barcelona’s El Prat airport - waiting a lot longer than anticipated thanks to a delay - I think of ways to alleviate the boredom; for instance, re-read the only book I’ve brought, people watch, have a coffee, sleep. Still bored, I do what I always said I never would - I sign up for Twitter. I’m surprised how simple it is to get going, and within five minutes I’m ready to tweet. A week later, I’m hooked on the damn thing. Surprising, actually, because I remember giving it a try a few years ago to see what all the fuss was, and I wasn’t impressed. Back then I checked out the accounts of Lily Allen, Pete Doherty and Mike Skinner, and came to the conclusion that while we like to think celebs lead riveting lives, brimming with excitement and derring-do, they don’t. Well, maybe Pete does, but on the whole I felt Twitter was showing up just how mundane and downright dull most celebs day-to-day existences are. And now? Having returned to the social network site ...
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The Record That Changed My Life
NME - almost 5 years
In celebration of our new Record Store Day-celebrating issue, which features the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Pete Doherty, The Horrors and Jack White celebrating the glory of the 7", we asked a couple more indie stars what the record which changed their life was. Read more...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pete Doherty
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    He shared new track ‘The Whole World Is Our Playground' on 4 May 2016.
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    In May 2016, Peter was joined on his 'Eudaimonia' tour by Drew McConnell (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), Katia de Vidas (keyboard), Stephany Kaberian (accordion) and Rafa (drums).
    More Details Hide Details He was also joined by Jack Jones of Trampolene on guitar, who was support on the tour.
  • 2015
    In March 2015, Doherty released a new single entitled "Flags of the Old Regime" through Walk Tall Recordings.
    More Details Hide Details All proceeds of single went to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
    In January 2015, it was announced that Doherty had successfully completed his rehab treatment.
    More Details Hide Details His mother, Jacqueline, is a nurse, who published a book about family life with Doherty and his drug problems, Pete Doherty: My Prodigal Son. Doherty's father, Peter John Doherty, is a retired Army Officer (Major). After numerous attempts to convince him to start a serious rehab, in early 2005 Doherty's father decided he was tired of broken promises and vowed not to see his son again until he was clean of drugs. The sensitivity surrounding the issue became apparent in the BBC Two Arena documentary about Doherty, on 12 November 2006, which included footage of him talking about this aspect of his personal life. He was visibly upset and had to politely ask the interviewer at one point to stop filming. In October 2007, Doherty explained in an interview with the BBC Radio 4 show Front Row that he had briefly reconciled with his father after three years when his father visited him in rehab, but were estranged again over drugs.
    In 2015 he recorded the theme tune to the Sky 1 sitcom After Hours.
    More Details Hide Details 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 Shotter's Nation in October 2007. The band's touring schedule and releases have occasionally been disrupted by Doherty's ongoing legal problems. The line-up of the band has changed several times: drummer Gemma Clarke left the band due to Doherty's drug problems and was replaced by Adam Ficek, and guitarist and co-songwriter Patrick Walden has also left the band and was replaced by Mick Whitnall. In August 2006, Babyshambles signed up with major record label Parlophone, on which they released The Blinding EP on 9 December 2006. In January 2007, they signed a long term record deal with Parlophone. In November 2007 Babyshambles played their first arena tour, taking in dates at the MEN Arena in Manchester, the Nottingham Arena, Bournemouth International Centre, London's Wembley Arena and Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
  • 2014
    In October 2014, Doherty was admitted to the Hope Rehab Centre in Thailand.
    More Details Hide Details He announced plans to start a foundation with the centre to help struggling addicts.
  • 2011
    In March 2011 he pleaded guilty to possession, and was granted unconditional bail until sentencing on 20 May.
    More Details Hide Details On 20 May, Doherty was sentenced to 6 months in jail for possession of cocaine, following the inquiry into the death of Robin Whitehead.
  • 2010
    On 18 October 2010, Doherty was summoned to court for cocaine possession.
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    In June 2010 Doherty was, after spending 10 hours in detention in JFK Airport, refused entry into the United States – despite having a visa.
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    He was reported to be on bail until April 2010.
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    On 19 March 2010, he was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
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    On 11 March 2010, Lowestoft magistrates fined Doherty £500 and banned him from driving for 12 months for allowing his Daimler car to be used uninsured by his manager.
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    He was arrested for possession and was convicted for this offence at the same court on 27 January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He was fined £750 and ordered to pay £85 court costs.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In June 2009, Doherty was arrested in Gloucester and charged with driving dangerously, while drunk, and in possession of heroin.
    More Details Hide Details He was released on a £50,000 bail and after 'guilty' pleas were entered, was asked to return to court on 21 December for sentencing. He was spared jail but was ordered to pay £2,050 in fines, and was banned from driving for 18 months, despite the court hearing Doherty had 21 previous drug offences and six motoring offences. Following his release from court, he was escorted by officers to the nearest police station and re-arrested for possession of a controlled substance, later revealed to be heroin. The following day, 22 December, it emerged that Doherty could be charged with offences linked to a hit-and-run incident, which left a pedestrian in a critical condition. His manager, Andrew Boyd, appeared in court charged with a number of offences relating to the incident. While Doherty was in Gloucester court on 21 December, heroin fell out of his coat pocket.
  • 2008
    In July 2008, Rolling Stone reporter Claire Hoffman asked Amy Winehouse about her relationship with Doherty.
    More Details Hide Details Winehouse replied: "We're just good friends", and added: "I asked Pete to do a concept EP, and he made this face, he looked at me like I'd pooed on the floor. He wouldn't do it. We're just really close". Doherty prefers vintage equipment. Many of his vintage guitars and amplifers have been destroyed in various domestic incidents. Solo albums Singles As featured artist: Other appearances
    On 6 May 2008, he was released after his sentence was cut in half and further 18 days were remitted due to a government plan to reduce overcrowding.
    More Details Hide Details He also had another 2 days off for being in police custody (after serving just over 4 weeks of a 14-week sentence). He described prison life as "a lot of gangsters and Radio 4" and showed a certificate confirming he had passed a drugs test while inside. Doherty made another attempt to fight his drug addiction in September 2007, when he underwent rehab for six weeks at Clouds House. However, Doherty relapsed in November 2007 following his appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 in Munich.
    On 18 April 2008, he was moved to a private area of Wormwood Scrubs prison after learning that fellow inmates were planning to attack him, therefore making it safer for the singer.
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    On 8 April 2008, Doherty was jailed for 14 weeks by a court for breaching a probation order after a string of brushes with the law for drugs and driving offences.
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  • 2007
    In October 2007, Doherty was briefly engaged to fashion model Irina Lăzăreanu.
    More Details Hide Details Doherty has a son, Astile (born 2003), with singer Lisa Moorish. Doherty's second child, a daughter, was born in December 2011 to South African model Lindi Hingston.
    The book, titled The Books of Albion: The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty, was released on 21 June 2007.
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    In late 2007, a photo was published in several newspapers of Doherty allegedly forcing his pet cat to inhale from a crack pipe.
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    Following in the footsteps of model and ex-fiancée Kate Moss, Doherty became the face of Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2007/2008 fashion advertising campaign.
    More Details Hide Details The photos gained praise for depicting a much cleaner and more handsome Doherty. The '50s-style photographs have also been compared to images of Marlon Brando. On 9 December 2010 it was reported that Doherty would be taking the lead role opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg in Confession of a Child of the Century, Sylvie Verheyde's film adaption of Alfred de Musset's autobiographical novel La Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle. The film was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In interviews, Doherty has listed his favourite books as George Orwell's 1984, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet, Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire and the complete works of Oscar Wilde. He has also mentioned Emily Dickinson and Tony Hancock as influences; Doherty and his father were once members of the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society. Doherty mentions Hancock, and makes an allusion to his famous phrase 'Stone me!', in an early song entitled "You're My Waterloo". However, numerous literary and musical allusions occur throughout Doherty's ongoing Books of Albion. He places particular importance on the Romantic poets and on existential philosophers such as Albert Camus and Miguel de Unamuno. Doherty has also alluded to work by the Marquis de Sade and Thomas de Quincey. On the Babyshambles album Down in Albion, there is a track entitled "À rebours", which is significantly influenced by the novel of the same name by Joris-Karl Huysmans.
    On 15 May 2007, Doherty exhibited his paintings for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details The art exhibition took place at the London's Bankrobber Gallery, and was on show for one month. The collection featured 14 paintings. An exhibition of Doherty's paintings titled, "Art of the Albion", took place at the Gallerie Chappe in Paris from 25 April to 25 May 2008. The exhibit caused controversy due to artworks made with Doherty's own blood. According to newspapers, anti-drug campaigners were enraged and accused Doherty of glamourising illegal substance abuse. Art experts were similarly unimpressed. David West, the owner of London's Decima gallery, for example, slammed his work: "It's not got any artistic merit. He's using his blood to make them interesting, but when you look at them they're what any four-year-old can do."
  • 2006
    In June 2006, Doherty announced that he had signed a deal with Orion Books to publish his journals, in which he had recorded poetry, drawings, and photos over the course of his career.
    More Details Hide Details Most of Doherty's journals are freely available on the internet.
    In August 2006 it was announced that Doherty was recording with The Streets frontman Mike Skinner on a new version of "Prangin' Out", from Skinner's album The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living.
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    In 2006, Doherty was featured on the charity single "Janie Jones", which was released to raise funds for Strummerville.
    More Details Hide Details A number of artists and bands, such as Dirty Pretty Things, We Are Scientists, The Kooks and The Holloways, also featured on the track.
  • 2005
    Doherty has had a tumultuous relationship with Kate Moss, frequently covered by the press. They met in January 2005 at Moss' 31st birthday party and had an on-off relationship for several years.
    More Details Hide Details Moss had also taken to singing at some of Doherty's shows. On 11 April 2007, Doherty announced Moss as his fiancée during the first of his solo gigs at the Hackney Empire, London, at which Moss also performed. Doherty planned to marry Moss during the summer 2007. Since July 2007, Moss and Doherty have broken up.
    In 2005 Doherty collaborated with the British rock band Littl'ans on the single "Their Way".
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    In 2005, he became prominent in tabloids, the news media, and pop culture blogs because of his romantic relationship with model Kate Moss and his frequently-publicised drug addictions.
    More Details Hide Details Doherty was born in Hexham, Northumberland, to a military family. His father, Peter John Doherty, was a sergeant in the Royal Signals, while his mother, Jacqueline Michels, was a lance-corporal in Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. His paternal grandfather was an Irish immigrant from Cheekpoint in County Waterford; his maternal grandfather was Jewish, the son of immigrants from France and Russia. He was raised Catholic. He grew up at a number of army garrisons across Britain and Europe, with his sisters Amy Jo and Emily. Doherty was the second of the three children. It was while living in Dorset, aged 11, that Doherty began playing guitar, originally in an attempt to impress a female classmate, Emily Baker. He achieved 11 GCSEs, 7 of which were A* grades, at Nicholas Chamberlaine Comprehensive School in Bedworth, North Warwickshire, and four passes at A-Level, two at grade A. At the age of 16, he won a poetry competition and embarked on a tour of Russia organised by the British Council.
  • 2004
    Later in 2004, Doherty provided guest vocals to the song "Down to the Underground" by the British group Client.
    More Details Hide Details The song was released in June 2004 as a B-side to the group's single "In It for the Money" and appears on their second album City.
    Although Barât had previously stated that the Libertines were merely on hiatus, pending Doherty's recovery, the group effectively disbanded with Doherty's departure at the end of 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The remaining members became involved in other projects (see Yeti and Dirty Pretty Things). On 12 April 2007, Pete Doherty and Carl Barât played 13 songs together at the second of Doherty's "An Evening with Pete Doherty" gigs at the Hackney Empire, London. In 2010 The Libertines reformed for appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They performed on 27 August at Leeds Festival and on 28 August at Reading Festival. The festival appearances were preluded by two gigs at the HMV Forum on 24 and 25 August. In November 2014 the band signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records, and released their third album, Anthems for Doomed Youth on September 11, 2015. Prior to the disbanding of The Libertines, Doherty collaborated with local poet Wolfman. Together they recorded the single "For Lovers", which entered the top 10, charting at number 7, in April 2004. Despite the success of the single, which was nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriting, Doherty and Wolfman received relatively little money, having already sold the publishing rights for a small sum in a pub.
    However, while post-production work was taking place on the second Libertines album in June 2004, Doherty was again asked to leave the band.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2003
    In 2003, he was jailed for burgling Barât's flat.
    More Details Hide Details The two initially fell out over this incident, but made amends whilst Doherty was in prison. He was originally sentenced to 6 months, but his sentence was cut to 2 months. Upon his release, Doherty immediately reunited with Barât and the rest of the band to play a gig in the Tap 'n' Tin pub in Chatham, Kent; known among Libertine fans as "The Freedom Gig". Following his rejoining of the band, Doherty sought treatment for his drug addiction. He attended the alternative detox centre Wat Tham Krabok, a temple in Thailand, famous for its rehabilitation program for crack and heroin users. He left after three days and returned to England. As a consequence of this, The Libertines cancelled appearances that they were due to make at the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury festivals.
  • 2002
    Doherty and 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 widespread mainstream success.
    More Details Hide Details The group achieved critical and commercial success and gained a dedicated cult following, with Doherty in particular being praised by fans and critics alike as one of the most promising songwriters to emerge on the British music scene for some time. However, Doherty's increasing drug problems led to his estrangement from the band.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    He is best known for being co-frontman of the Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details His other musical project is indie band Babyshambles.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born on March 12, 1979.
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