Pete Doherty

Biography

Pete Doherty

Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is an English musician, artist, published writer and poet. He is currently the singer/songwriter in the band Babyshambles, although broke through with The Libertines.

Doherty has become well known because of the media's keen interest in his romantic relationship with supermodel Kate Moss and well-publicised drug abuse.

Early life

Doherty grew up at a number of army garrisons due to his father being an officer in the British Army. He lived at various garrisons including Catterick, Belfast and even in Germany.

He was academically successful, achieving 11 GCSEs, 5 of which were A* grades, four passes at A Level, two at grade A.

After his A-levels, he moved to his grandmother's flat in London and got a job filling graves in Willesden Cemetery, although most of his time was spent reading and writing while sitting on gravestones.

Career

The Libertines

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.

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.

Drug abuse and legal problems

Doherty has been repeatedly arrested for drug offences and those arising from drug misuse, such as driving under the influence, car theft, and driving with a suspended licence. He has pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine. His addictions have resulted in jail time and multiple trips to rehabilitation facilities.

Personal life

Doherty has had a tempestuous relationship with Kate Moss. They met in January 2005 at Moss' 31st birthday party and have had an on-off relationship since.

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 2004 Cool List, along with fellow Libertine Carl Barât.

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The Libertines Announce Third Album

6th December 2014 -

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Quintessential noughties British indie group The Libertines have signed to a major label to release a long-awaited third album. In news reported by the NME, The band have made a deal with Virgin EMI, and...

Pete Doherty Back In Thai Rehab to Kick Heroin Addiction

13th November 2014 -

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The Libertines man Pete Doherty has checked into a rehabilitation centre in Thailand, just two years after he was asked to leave a similar facility. Doherty is attempting to kick his heroin addiction and wants...

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6th August 2014 -

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7th July 2014 -

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30th June 2014 -

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The Libertines reunited over the weekend for a high energy show in Glasgow, as warm up for their massive reunion show at Hyde Park next weekend. The band, Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, bass player...

Alex Turner To "Dust Off Tunic" For The Libertines Reunion Shows

25th June 2014 -

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The Libertines' Hyde Park Reunion: Can We Expect The Good Old Days?

3rd May 2014 -

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Today, tickets for The Libertines’ Hyde Park reunion gig this July went on sale. Since the announcement that Peter Doherty and Carl Barat were reuniting for the summer festival it’s been hard to properly assess...

The Libertines' Hyde Park Gig Opposed By Hyde Park Residents

26th April 2014 -

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Carl Barat has issued a pragmatic response to those opposing The Libertines’ comeback gig at Hyde Park in early July. “If people are concerned about noise they shouldn't have moved to Hyde Park,” he said....

Carl Barat And Pete Doherty Reunite The Libertines For British Summer Time Festival

25th April 2014 -

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Pete Doherty and Carl Barât will reunite their band The Libertines to perform a one-off show in Hyde Park this summer. The gig will be part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time concerts scheduled to...

The Libertines To Reform for Big Money Hyde Park Show?

22nd April 2014 -

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The Libertines look set to reunite for a gig at Hyde Park, following a post on the band's official Facebook page. Singer Pete Doherty also gave a recent interview in which he said he planned...

Kate Moss' 40th Birthday Marked By New Biography Release

16th January 2014 -

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Kate Moss turned 40-years-old today (16 January) and the party-loving supermodel of course had no shortage of plans to help her see in the momentous occasion. Moss isn't the only one celebrating the occasion either,...

Pete Doherty Laments His Drug-Fuelled Lifestyle

1st August 2013 -

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Pete Doherty, singer from the band Babyshambles, has been questioned by his young son about his drug use. The former Libertines frontman was kicked out of the band for his constant drug-use, has revealed that...

Pete Doherty Denies Rumours That He Lives With Macaulay Culkin

31st July 2013 -

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Former Libertines frontman, Pete Doherty, is fighting the allegations that he is sharing a home with 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin. Doherty moved to Paris in 2009 in order to help kick his growing drug...

Kate Moss Opens Up On Her 90s Heroin Chic Tag and Anorexia

16th July 2013 -

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A Week In Music, Justin Timberlake's 'Rude' Video, Dinosaur Pile-Up's Promising Second Album And Babyshambles Make A 'Sequel'

8th July 2013 -

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A week in music videos... It may have received bad press recently what with the video being banned from YouTube for its nude content and such, but Justin Timberlake's new song 'Tunnel Vision' is a...

Shambles: Pete Doherty To Sell Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss' Fag Ends

27th June 2013 -

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Yep, You Heard Us Right: Babyshambles Announce New UK Tour

29th April 2013 -

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It’s been six years since a Babyshambles album and a good couple since they headed around the UK on tour. Have we missed them? No, not really, even despite Pete Doherty’s middling solo efforts. In...

"I'm Trying": Pete Doherty Attempting To Beat Drug Problems In Paris

3rd December 2012 -

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"I Loved Amy Winehouse" - Pete Doherty Reveals Love Affair With The Late Singer

25th November 2012 -

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Pete Doherty has revealed, in an intimate interview with the Daily Mail, that he once had an affair with Amy Winehouse and claims that he is still in love with the singer, who died last...

Pete Doherty - Broken Love Song

27th July 2009 -

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Review of Pete Doherty's single Broken Love SongPete Doherty makes for an unlikely renaissance man. As a Libertine he almost singlehandedly reconnected a nation with guitars and the ways of Merrie England, a feat achieved...

Pete Doherty - Last of the English Roses

3rd March 2009 -

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Review of Pete Doherty's single 'Last of the English Roses'Everyone's favourite mockney urchin has returned, but with disappointingly standard fare. Pete revisits his own well-trodden ground of vaguely nostalgic sentiments: Kinks-style memories of a forgotten...

Moss 'Buys Anti-heroin Implant For Doherty'

16th July 2007 -

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Kate Moss has reportedly shelled out thousands of pounds on an anti-heroin implant for former boyfriend Pete Doherty.The 33-year-old split up with the singer last week after claiming he cheated on her with a South...

Pete Doherty's £500k Blood Paintings

13th May 2007 -

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A collection of artwork by Pete Doherty featuring the singer's own blood is to go on sale in London next week.The controversial Babyshambles frontman could make 500,000 from the sale of 14 paintings and several...

Pete Doherty Boasts About His Former Career As A Rent Boy And Drug Dealer To Fuel His Addictions

17th April 2005 -

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Pete Doherty, formerly of the band The Libertines, chose to reveal his past experiences as a prostitute and drug dealer in order to fuel his various addictions. Before becoming famous with The Libertines and having...

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Pete, if you really would want to make an attempt to change your life, and even enhance your talents, refindyourway will be happy to help you and totally anonymously.

1 year 6 months ago
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wow, pete going solo. i think he'll be great. he doesn't really need anyone else. think about it, would babyshambles have been as well known as they were if it wasn't for pete? probably not. actually it was his drug taking that got them known, so ignore that comment. what im trying to say is the guy is super talented and fingers crossed to him being a success.and i am sooooooo buying his book! can't wait.x

8 years 6 months ago
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arcadian

libertines should get back togetherrrrrr!babyshambles and dirty pretty things obv arent as goodbut pete and carls storys well sad :(

6 years 11 months ago
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UpTheAlbion!!!

s**t! Where did you read that? Poor Pete..................................I don't know what to say there's not much really to talk about anymore.....Mmmm Pete looks lovely and clean at the moment doesn't he?!?

8 years 4 months ago
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Peyeslover No dont have many pete sites but i have haerd a rumour from a friend theere could be a site coming from pete called heavyhorse but havnt heard anything back from him yet. also if you can get that book we were on about,you wont be dissapointed.It really is a good book.though im also looking forward to the book that petes mom is putting together.Also i dont really know what the american public would take to pete,people here are trying to compare him to kurt cobain(for obvious reasons)so maybe he could do well over there.Sorry us SM tend to be up rather late.But it may be early there.tied that sailthealbion it was a good site.

8 years 5 months ago
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UpTheAlbion!!!

I thought Pete was marrying Kate in Ibiza? that's what I heard in the magazines over here, I don't believe all of it but I don't know, it's hard to tell sometimes. Britta: where are you from?

8 years 4 months ago
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Peteslover Then the press would probably come up wih some bollocks like "That outstanding artist us press discovered has now produced the best album ever were right behind you pete"They are such slimeballs,try to make out like theyed supported him all the way,Bsatards. so illinios not that glamoures,well neither is Birmingham.Though weve been havin some boiling weather lately 35'c,which is pretty hot for this part of the world.Petes back in rehab having an opiate blocker inserted,i think he really means it this time,but if he doesnt then everyone will say hes never gonna get of the badness.Anyway its the crack that f**ks people up.Dangerous s**t.

8 years 5 months ago
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I gotta stick up for Pete with cancelling the gigs. It's been done because he's so exhausted after touring so soon after rehab. I saw him in Leeds on Monday night and he was nothing short of incredible! This gigs will be re-scheduled and wouldn't you all rather wait for a bit and see him on top form instead of seeing him physically drained?

8 years 2 months ago
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skankman2, thanks for your offer but I'm not into sex toys. Using a dildo on you is tempting though!

8 years 5 months ago
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SEX

This is lame.Whos care what 2cents has to say.All your cumbacks suck and i dont know why you must fill the message board with this nonsence.Its just dumb.Stop bickering and chill out.No one cares what either of you has to say.

8 years 5 months ago
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