Pete Doherty

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Pete 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: 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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Kate Moss And Jamie Hince's Marriage "Past The Point Of No Return"


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Kate Moss’s marriage to Jamie Hince is on the verge of ending for good, according to sources close to the couple.

The British supermodel and her rock musician husband got married in July 2011, but have now each told their close friends that their relationship is now beyond repair just four years later, with Hince now simply waiting for Moss to “move forward” with the formal divorce proceedings.

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The Libertines Confirm Release Date For Long Awaited Third Album


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It’s the moment for which the indie world’s been waiting for over a decade – the third album by The Libertines has a title and release date! Anthems For Doomed Youth, their first since their acrimonious split 11 years ago, will be available on September 4th via Virgin EMI.

The new album will be the first new material since their 2004 self-titled chart-topping LP, just before which co-songwriter and singer Pete Doherty was ejected from the band for his burgeoning heroin addiction. The group soldiered on with Anthony Rossomondo in his place in order to fulfil their summer festival appearances, but disbanded in December that year.

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The Libertines Play Secret Set Of Old And New Material On Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage


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The Libertines were the very welcomed surprise on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage yesterday evening, filling in the empty slot left when Florence + The Machine stepped up to headline in place of Foo Fighters. The reunited four piece, who will soon be releasing their third album, treated the crowd to a mix of classic tracks and some new material during the performance, which began at around 8.30pm.

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Minutes before the band appeared on stage a banner featuring the artwork of their 2002 debut album Up the Bracket was unveiled, announcing their imminent arrival. Both the band and Glastonbury organisers managed to keep the appearance a secret until the last minute, with the group landing at the site via helicopter just hours before.

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The Libertines Announced as Headliners for 'T In the Park'


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The Libertines have been announced as headliners for this year's T In The Park music festival in Perthshire. The reunited indie rockers are the first act to be confirmed for the festival, which takes place between 10 and 12 July.

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The group formed by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat In 1997 reunited last summer with two sold out shows at Glasgow's Barrowlands before playing to 60,000 in Hyde Park, London. 

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The Libertines Announce Third Album


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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 have pencilled in the album’s release for 2015.

Speaking in a statement from the Thai island of Ko Si Chang where the deal was signed, the Libs’ Pete Doherty said "I don’t know what to say, I’m so happy. It was a beautiful day." His co-frontman Carl Barât added: "After everything we have been through The Albion sails on course again, I couldn't be more excited."

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After over ten years, The Libertines will release a new album in 2015

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Pete Doherty Back In Thai Rehab to Kick Heroin Addiction


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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 to help "other struggling addicts."

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According to a statement provided to NME, Hope Rehab boss Simon Mott convinced Doherty to check into his centre near Bangkok. Mott previously worked at the Cabin - the centre that the musician attended in 2012 before being asked to leave due to disruptive behaviour. 

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The Libertines On Prostitutes, Football And ‘How Pete Doherty Kidnapped Us…’


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While it may have been one of the most anticipated reunions of the year, The Libertines are still proving to be as chaotic and unpredictable as they were in The Good Old Days. The cult band, consisting of frontmen and guitarists Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, along with drummer Gary Powell and bassist John Hassall, reunited this summer for a string of high profile festival dates across Europe.

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While the performances have been widely praised by both fans and critics, the band have opened up about some of the more shambolic moments from their summer on the road.

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The Libertines' Highly Praised Hyde Park Gig Interrupted By Surging Fans


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The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London. This is the first time in four years the group has performed in the capital and their appearance has been praised by critics.

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Pete Doherty performing with The Libertines in Glasgow last week.

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The Libertines Bring Back The Good Old Days At London Hyde Park Reunion Show


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The Libertines were reunited last night in front of a packed crowd in London’s Hyde Park, delivering a hit filled set in front of thousands of eager fans.

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Arriving on stage after a retrospective video, the band launched into ‘Vertigo’ from their debut album Up the Bracket. As hungry fans lapped up the reunited foursome, the band were forced to stop mid way through their second song, ‘Boys in the Band’ due to crushing at the front of the barrier. The crowd eventually stepped back to allow some audience members to be pulled out by security, but the show was eventually stopped again during ‘Time for Heroes’.

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The Libertines Reunite For Hits-Laden Hyde Park Warm Up In Glasgow


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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 Josh Hassall and drummer Gary Powell, played to a packed crowd at the Barrowlands, performing a greatest hits set from the band's turbulent time together.

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Keeping on stage chat to a minimum, the Londoners ripped through a 25 song set which included just about every Libertines single. The band opened with the raucous 'Horrorshow,' before hurtling into 'Vertigo' and fan favorite 'What Became of the Likely Lads?'

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Pete Doherty

Date of birth

12th March, 1979

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.88