Pete Doherty


Pete Doherty

otherpeople3|the musicianInfobox musical artist
Name = Pete Doherty



Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Peter Doherty
Alias =
Born = birth date and age|1979|3|12
Hexham, Northumberland England
Origin = London, England
Instrument = Singer, Guitar, Harmonica
Genre = Alternative rock
Garage rock revival
Post-punk revival
Punk rock
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter,
Writer
Years_active = 2001–Present
Associated_acts = The Libertines, Babyshambles
URL =
Notable_instruments = Epiphone Coronet

Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is an English musician, artist, published writer and poet. He is currently a singer and songwriter in the band Babyshambles, but first came to fame with The Libertines, alongside Carl Barât. In 2005, Doherty became prominent in tabloids, the news media, and pop culture blogs because of his romantic relationship with supermodel Kate Moss and his well-publicised drug use.

Early life

Peter Doherty was born in Hexham, Northumberland, England, the son of Jacqueline (Michels), who was of paternal Jewish descent, and Peter John Doherty, who was of Irish descent.cite news
title=Family detective: Pete Doherty
first=Nick
last=Barratt
date= November 24 2006
accessdate = 2007-09-27
publisher=Telegraph
url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/exclusions/familyhistory/fhpetedoherty.xml
] cite news
title=Lament for a lost boy
first=Jackie
last=McGlone
date= 3 September 2006
accessdate = 2007-05-12
publisher=Scotsman.com
url=http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1288012006
] He had a Catholic upbringing [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1381347,00.html] and grew up at a number of army garrisons, due to his father's work as an officer in the British Army, living at various times at garrisons in Catterick, Belfast, Germany, Bedworth, Dorset and Larnaca, along with his mother, a nurse, and two sisters, Amy Jo and Emily. Doherty was the second of the three children. He was academically successful, achieving 11 top GCSEs, 5 of which were A* grades, at Nicholas Chamberlaine Comprehensive School in Bedworthcite news
title=What a Shambles!
first=Laura
last=Wetton
date= 31 August 2005
accessdate = 2007-05-12
publisher=BBC
url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2005/08/31/blast05_what_a_shambles_feature.shtml
] and four passes at A Level, two at grade A.cite news
title=Wild man of pop 'a model student'
date= 24 August 2005
accessdate = 2007-05-12
work=Dorset Echo
url=http://archive.thisisdorset.net/2005/8/24/110601.html
] At the age of 16, he won a poetry competition and embarked on a tour of Russia organised by the British Council.

After his A-levels, he moved to his grandmother's flat in London—where he said he felt 'destined' to be—and got a job filling graves in Willesden Cemetery, although most of his time was spent reading and writing while sitting on gravestones.cite news
title=Pete's Dragons
first=Kathy
last=Brewis
date=14 May 2006
accessdate = 2007-05-12
work=The Sunday Times
url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-2173961.html
] He attended Queen Mary, part of the University of London, to study English literature, but left the course after his first year. After leaving university, he moved into a London flat with friend and fellow musician Carl Barât, who had been a classmate of Doherty's older sister at Brunel University.

Career

The Libertines

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.

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. In 2003, he was jailed for burgling Barât's flat.cite news
title=Musician admits burgling bandmate's flat
date=12 August 2003
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=BBC News
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3142801.stm
] cite news
title=Libertines singer sent to prison
date=8 September 2003
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=BBC News
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3090862.stm
]

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.cite news
title=Libertines reunite at freedom gig
date=9 October 2003
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=BBC News
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3178394.stm
]

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, where he was beaten with a bamboo cane and forced to drink foul herbal concoctions to induce vomiting. He left after three days and returned to England.cite news
title=Annihilation beckons the dark star of rock
author = Smith, David
coauthors = Smith, Zoe
date=4 July 2004
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=The Observer
url=http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1253753,00.html
] cite web
title=Pete Flees Rehab Again
date=14 June 2004
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/108813.htm
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20060220023006/http://www.nme.com/news/108813.htm
archivedate=2006-02-20
] As a consequence of this, The Libertines cancelled appearances that they were due to make at the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury festivals.cite news
title=Libertines cancel festival dates
date=9 June 2004
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=BBC News
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3792065.stm
]

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 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. All members are now involved in other projects (see Yeti and Dirty Pretty Things).

On April 12, 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. [cite web
url = http://www.nme.com/news/the-libertines/27681
title = The Libertines reunite at Hackney gig
accessdate = 2007-04-13
date = 2007-04-12
publisher = NME.com
] The reunited Libertines played "What a Waster", "Death on the Stairs", "The Good Old Days", "What Katie Did", "Dilly Boys", "Seven Deadly Sins", "France", "Tell the King", "Don't Look Back into the Sun", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "Time for Heroes", "Albion" and "The Delaney".

Collaborations

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 of the same year. Despite the success of the single, which was nominated for a prestigious "Ivor Novello Award" for songwriting,cite news
title=Geldof to follow up Live Aid and 'turn the world'
date=27 May 2005
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=The Guardian
url=http://arts.guardian.co.uk/live8/story/0,,1500501,00.html
] Doherty and Wolfman received relatively little money, having already sold the publishing rights for a small sum in a pub.cite news
title=Over the Edge with Pete Doherty
first=Mark
last=Binelli
date=24 March 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=Rolling Stone
url=http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9519813/over_the_edge_with_pete_doherty
]

Later in 2004, Doherty provided guest vocals to the song "Down to the Underground" by the British group Client. The song was released in June 2004 as a B-side to the group's single "In It for the Money" [cite news
title=Pete finds new client!
date=29 April 2004
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/client/16803
] and appears on their second album "City".

In 2005 Doherty collaborated with the British rock band Littl'ans on the single "Their Way". [cite news
title=Doherty records with The Littl'ans
date=19 September 2005
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=contactmusic.com
url=http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/doherty%20records%20with%20the%20littlans
]

In 2006, Doherty was featured on the charity single "Janie Jones", which was released to raise funds for Strummerville. A number of artists and bands, such as Dirty Pretty Things, We Are Scientists, The Kooks and The Holloways, also featured on the track.

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". [cite news
title=Pete Doherty and The Streets record drugs anthem
date=9 August 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/streets/23863
]

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 "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 to good critical acclaim.cite news
title=Babyshambles speak about new deal
date=15 September 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/babyshambles/24344
] In January 2007, they have signed a long term record deal with Parlophone.cite news
title=Babyshambles sign 'long term' record deal
date=18 January 2007
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/babyshambles/25926
]

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. [cite news
title=The boys are hitting the road later this year...
date=2007-03-16
accessdate=2007-11-20
publisher=MTV.co.uk
url=http://www.mtv.co.uk/channel/mtvuk/news/16032007/babyshambles_announce_arena_tour
accessdate=2007-03-16
]

olo work and Guerrilla gigs

Doherty has been working on new acoustic material, similar to the wealth of his unreleased songs that can already be downloaded on the internet. [NME Magazine - various issues] On his own, and often with his band, he has continued The Libertines' tradition of performing on short notice guerrilla gigs in small venues.cite news
title=Pete Doherty plays 'freedom gig'
date=9 February 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/22178
] On New Year's Eve 2005, Doherty held a guerrilla gig in his North London flat where he showcased some of his solo works, many of which later leaked onto the internet.cite book
last = Thornton
first = Anthony
coauthors = Roger Sargent
title = The Libertines Bound Together
publisher = Little, Brown Book Group
year= 2006
pages = p. 263
id = ISBN 0-316-73234-6
] 31 March and 1 April 2006 Doherty was performing two surprising solo gigs, his first in mainland Europe, at the NonStop Kino pornographic cinema and venue in Graz, Austria, after he failed to turn up for an earlier arrangement in January. For this occasion he produced, at the suggestion of Bettina Aichbauer, friend of Doherty and owner of the NonStop Kino, a film with the title "Spew It Out Your Soul" which he showed on screen during his performance.cite news
title=Überraschungsgast in Graz
first=Arthur
last=Einöder
date= 1 April 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher= FM4
url= http://fm4.orf.at/connected/212627
] On 12th July, 2008, Doherty played a solo gig at the Royal Albert Hall. It was his biggest solo show so far. The concert was originally scheduled for April 26th, but had to be rescheduled to a later date due to Doherty being sentenced to 14 weeks in prison for breaching probation on April 8. [ [http://music.guardian.co.uk/live/story/0,,2290716,00.html Pete Doherty | Live reviews | guardian.co.uk Music ] ] The solo show did not get the best ratings but was all in all still well received. According to the critics "whole chunks of the set passed by as listless noodling, with neither Doherty nor the audience appearing to know quite how to behave". The consensus was that - without a full band - Doherty seemed out of place at such a big venue. Friend and collaborater Peter Wolfe had a guest appearance on stage when Doherty performed "For Lovers". Wolfe's performance however did not meet critical acclaim. The Daily Telegraph stated Wolfe would've ruined the song with "some especially tuneless backing vocals". [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/07/14/bmpete114.xml Pete Doherty's bloom lost in space - Telegraph Pete Doherty's bloom lost in space - Telegraph ] ] The gig was forced to an abrupt end during the encore due to a stage invasion by the fans. [ [http://www.gigwise.com/article?id=44573&
]
]

Painting and writing

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.cite news
title=Pete Doherty Journals to Be Published
date=22 June 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=Spin
url=http://www.spin.com/features/news/2006/06/060622_petedoherty/
] Most of Doherty's journals are freely available on the internet.cite web
title = Albion Arks
url = http://www.albionarks.com/books
accessdate = 2006-10-25
] The book, titled "The Books Of Albion: The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty", was released on 21 June 2007. [cite web |url= http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/HB-40521/Journals.htm |title=The Books of Albion-The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty by Peter Doherty - 9780752885919- Orion Books |accessdate=2007-06-17]

On May 15th, 2007, Doherty exhibited his paintings for the first time. The art exhibition took place at the London's Bankrobber Gallery, and was on show for one month. The collection featured 14 paintings. [ [http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/05/16/pete_doherty_s_bloodworks_exhibition_ope Pete Doherty's Bloodworks Exhibition Opens In London - Starpulse Entertainment News Blog ] ]

For a whole month, from the 25th of April to the 25th of May 2008, an exhibition of Doherty's paintings, titled "Art Of The Albion", took place at the Chappe Gallery in Paris. [ [http://www.gigwise.com/news/42662/pete-doherty-launches-new-blood-exhibition-in-paris GIGWISE, Pete Doherty Launches New Blood Exhibition In Paris ] ] The art exhibition caused controversy because of the art works being made with Doherty's own blood. According to newspapers, anti-drug campaigners were enraged and accused Doherty of glamorising illegal substance abuse. [ [http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Personal_Finance/Art_/Art_exhibition_by_Doherty_causes_controversy/rssarticleshow/2987458.cms Art exhibition by Doherty causes controversy- Art -Personal Finance-The Economic Times ] ] Art experts didn't seem to be impressed as well. David West, the owner of London's Decima gallery, slammed Doherty's 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." [ [http://in.movies.yahoo.com/news-detail/24362/Art-exhibition-Doherty-causes-controversy.html Art exhibition by Doherty causes controversy | Hollywood News - Yahoo! India Movies ] ]

Modeling

Following in the footsteps of model and ex-fiancée Kate Moss, Doherty has become the current face of Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2007/2008 fashion advertising campaign. The photos have gained praise for depicting a much cleaner and more handsome Doherty. The '50s-style photographs are also being compared to images of the late Marlon Brando. [cite web |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/25/nmoss125.xml |title=Doherty becomes fashion contender for Moss |accessdate=2007-06-29 |last=Alexander |first=Hilary |authorlink=Hilary Alexander |date=2007-06-27 |work=The Daily Telegraph]

Influences

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.cite web
url = http://libertines.twinkling-star.com/libertinesde.html
title = libertines.de Q&A with Pete
accessdate = 2007-03-27
year = 2003
month = April
publisher = libertines.de, archived by libertines.twinkling-star.com
] 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 "A'rebours", which is significantly influenced by the novel of the same name by Joris-Karl Huysmans.cite news
title=For Pete's sake
first=Janice
last=Turner
accessdate=2007-05-12
date=19 August 2006
publisher=Times Saturday Magazine
url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,27869-2319045.html
] [cite news
title='Emily Dickinson? She's hardcore'
date=2006-10-03
publisher=The Guardian
url=http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1886267,00.html
author=Barton, Laura
coauthors=Petridis, Alex
accessdate=2007-03-26
] His favourite films include British films of the 1960s and seventies such as "Billy Liar", "Poor Cow", "O Lucky Man!" and the film versions of "Steptoe and Son". He cites Lee Mavers of The La's as a musical influence, as well as The Only Ones, New York Dolls, The Stooges, Buzzcocks and Chas & Dave.cite news |title='We believe in melody, hearts and minds' |first=Dorian |last=Lynskey |date=10 January 2003 |accessdate=2007-05-12 |publisher=The Guardian |url=http://arts.guardian.co.uk/fridayreview/story/0,,871348,00.html] He is particularly fond of The Smiths and The Clash. [cite news |first=Phil |last=Whaite |title=This Charming Man: An Interview with Pete Doherty |url=http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=8852 |work=Socialist Review |date=April 2004 |accessdate=2007-03-23] [cite news |title=Pete Doherty On Orange Playlist |url=http://www.xfm.co.uk/Article.asp?b=news&id=67535 |publisher=XFM |accessdate=2007-03-23]

Doherty has also supported up-and-coming British bands, such as indie bands The Paddingtons and The View. [cite web |url=http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/entertainment-catch-all/2007/10/13/the-razz-doherty-view-on-rockers-86908-19944827/ |title=Pete Doherty Tells How He Gave The View Their Break |accessdate=2007-11-02 |last=Lyons |first=Beverley |authorlink=Beverley Lyons |coauthors=Sutherland, Laura |date=2007-10-13 |work=Daily Record]

Doherty is also known to be a devoted follower of Queens Park Rangers football club. As a youth he wrote a fanzine, entitled "All Quiet on the Western Avenue". He sold copies of the fanzine on the club's grounds, but its mixture of literary references, quotes, poetry and football stories proved unsuccessful with the other fans.

A frequent lyrical theme for Doherty is Albion, the ancient name for Great Britain. Doherty also uses 'Albion' as the name of a ship sailing to a utopia called Arcadia, a place without rules or authority. Doherty and Barât shared a flat in London, at 112a Teesdale Street, Bethnal Green, affectionately known as 'The Albion Rooms', despite being rather run down. Doherty named his diaries, in which he writes poems and other thoughts, the "Books of Albion".cite news
title=The Books of Albion
date=26 June 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=Babyshambles.net
url=http://www.babyshambles.net/books.asp
]

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 theftcite news
url = http://www.spin.com/articles/grand-theft-auto-babyshambles
title = "Spin"
accessdate = 2008-05-07
date = 2006-02-28
] , and driving with a suspended licence.cite news
url = http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKL2015065120070820
title = Reuters UK
accessdate = 2008-05-07
date = 2007-08-20
] cite news
url = http://www.spin.com/articles/pete-doherty-arrested-again
title = "Spin"
accessdate = 2008-05-07
date = 2007-05-07
] He has plead guilty to possession of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine. His addictions have resulted in jail time and multiple trips to rehabilitation facilities. The influence of drugs on his life had already reached such an intensity at times, that in his younger days, Doherty worked as a gay prostitute and drug dealer to pay for his drug habit, as he stated to author Peter Welsh in his biography. [cite book
last = Welsh
first = Peter
authorlink =
title = Kids in the Riot: High and Low with the Libertines
publisher = Omnibus Press
year = 2005
isbn = 978-1844497164
]

In 2003, while Doherty's first band The Libertines were performing in Japan, he broke into Carl Barât's flat and stole various items, including an old guitar and a laptop computer. On 7 September Doherty was sentenced by Judge Roger Davies to 6 months in prison, however the sentence was eventually shortened to two months on appeal with the judge commenting, "We feel that a custodial sentence was justified in this case but sufficient credit was not given for his timely plea of guilty which it should have been. We have reduced his sentence to two months which will allow for his almost immediate release." Doherty was released from jail on 8 October. [cite web
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3142801.stm
publisher=BBC News
title=Musician admits burgling bandmate's flat
date=2003-08-12
accessdate=2007-03-19
] [cite web
url=http://www.nme.com/news/libertines/15033
publisher=NME
title=Pete Libertine Goes to Jail
date=2003-09-08
accessdate=2007-11-28
] [cite web
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3149610.stm
publisher=BBC News
title=Libertines singer's sentence cut
date=September 29 2003
accessdate=2006-01-06
] [cite web
url=http://www.xfm.co.uk/Article.asp?b=news&id=13717
publisher=xfm
title=Libertine Reunited with Liberated Pete
accessdate=2007-03-19
]

On February 2nd, 2005, Doherty was arrested after an altercation with documentary filmaker Max Carlish, who was making a rockumentary about the singer and sold photos of a heroin smoking Doherty to the tabloids. Doherty and his friend Alan Wass had been charged with robbery and blackmail. On February 7th Doherty was released on bail after his record company Rough Trade put up £150,000 in bonds. [ [http://www.xfm.co.uk/Article.asp?b=news&id=65780 Pete Doherty Gets Conditional Bail - Xfm ] ] [ [http://www.antimusic.com/news/05/feb/item18.shtml Pete Doherty Released From Jail - antiMusic News 2005 ] ] All charges against him were later dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service due to a lack of evidence. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/apr/12/arts.artsnews Pete Doherty's charges dropped | UK news | The Guardian ] ]

On April 8, 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 offenses. On the April 18, 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. 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. 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.cite news
url = http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080506/en_afp/entertainmentbritainmusicprisonpeopledoherty_080506100510
title = AFP
accessdate = 2008-05-09
date = 2008-05-06
]

Doherty's most successful attempt to fight his drug addiction was in September 2007, when he underwent rehab for six weeks at Clouds House. [cite news
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7023339.stm
title = BBC News "Doherty gets chance to kick drugs"
accessdate = 2008-09-07
date = 2007-10-02
] However, Doherty relapsed in November 2007 following his appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 in Munich. [cite news
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7082897.stm
title = BBC News "Doherty owns up to drug relapse"
accessdate = 2008-09-07
date = 2007-11-07
] Since then Doherty often claimed he would've finally gotten clean of drugs. In September 2008 Andy Boyd, Doherty's manager, claimed in aninterview with the Daily Mail that Doherty did not get off heroin. Boyd stated: "The only time I can be sure he’s not doing heroin or crack is when he’s in rehab or prison or asleep." and implied that when Doherty had an implant fitted, which blocks the body’s opiate receptors, he replaced heroin with another drug. [cite news
url = http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/moslive/article-1051663/Pete-Doherty-Taking-Libertine.html
title = "Pete Doherty: Taking the Libertine - HIS MANAGER SAYS..."
accessdate = 2008-09-07
date = 2008-09-06
]

Family and personal life

Doherty has an older sister and a younger sister, named Amy-Jo [cite web |url=http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/pete-doherty-the-boy-who-fell-to-earth-555956.html |title=Pete Doherty: The boy who fell to Earth |accessdate=2006-07-07 |date=2008-09-08 |publisher=The Sun] and Emily [cite web |url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article54986.ece |title=Doherty sis probe over lad |accessdate=2004-08-09 |date=2008-09-08 |publisher=The Independent] , respectively. His mother Jacqueline Doherty is a nurse, who recently published a book about family life with Doherty and his drug problems, called "Pete Doherty: My Prodigal Son" (ISBN 978-0755316083). Doherty's father, Peter Doherty Sr., is an Army officer. [cite web |url=http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=121&title=before_they_were_famous_amy_winehouse_pe&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 |title= Before They Were Famous |accessdate=2008-09-01 |date=2008-09-08 |publisher=NME]

After numerous attempts to convince him to start a serious rehab, in early 2005 Doherty's father decided that he was tired of broken promises and vowed never to see his son 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 said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 show, "Front Row", that he had reconciled with his father after 3 years of no contact when his father came to visit him in rehab. [cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7042330.stm |title=Doherty 'at drugs turning point' |accessdate=2007-11-02 |date=2007-10-12 |publisher=BBC News]

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 have had an on-off relationship since. Moss has also taken to singing at some of Doherty's shows.cite news
title=Kate Moss and Pete Doherty Reignite Romance in Ireland
date=26 September 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=Fox News
url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,215858,00.html
] 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. [cite web | url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/04/15/do1509.xml |title=Kate and Pete, babies and shambles |accessdate=2007-04-15 |last=McCartney |first=Jenny |date=2007-04-15 |work=Sunday Telegraph] [cite web |url=http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1501119/story.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10434394 |title=Moss is now 'fiancee' |accessdate=2007-04-15 |date=2007-04-16 |work=NZ Herald] Doherty planned to marry Moss during the summer 2007. [cite news|author = Associated Press |title = Pete Doherty cleans up act to marry Kate Moss | publisher = CTV | url = http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070621/Pete_Doherty_070621/20070621?hub=Entertainment | date = June 21, 2007 | accessdate=2007-06-23] Since July 2007 Moss and Doherty have broken up. [cite web |title=Now furious Kate brings in security to keep out 'cheat' Pete Doherty |url=http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23402671-details/Kate+pulls+out+of+Paris+fashion+show,+shambolic+Pete+appears+in+court/article.do |work=Thisislondon.co.uk |date=2007-07-02 |accessdate=2007-07-05]

In October 2007 Doherty was briefly engaged to fashion model Irina Lazareanu. [cite web |url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20128263,00.html |title=Report: Pete Doherty Engaged to Model – Not Kate Moss |accessdate=2007-11-02 |last=Silverman |first=Stephen M. |date=2007-10-03 |work=People] [cite news |title=Pete dumps his new lover |url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article379370.ece |work=The Sun |date=2007-10-24 |accessdate=2007-11-02]

Doherty has a son named Astile Louis Doherty (born Camden, London, 2003), [ [http://www.findmypast.com Births England and Wales 1984-2006] ] with singer Lisa Moorish. Doherty did not have much contact with his son until 2008. In an interview with the Daily Mail Doherty said, that he intentionally kept away from Astile because of the state Doherty was in. However, their relationship has become a closer one since then.cite news
url = http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/moslive/article-1051663/Pete-Doherty-Taking-Libertine.html
title = Mail on Sundy Online "Pete Doherty - Taking the Libertine
accessdate = 2008-09-08
date = 2008-09-06
]

Doherty currently lives in a nine-bedroomed red-brick Georgian house on the outskirts of Marlborough, Wiltshire - the house is leased from Lord Cardigan. Doherty chose Wiltshire to seek 'peace and quiet', and also because his probation order doesn't allow him to live in a residence with a London postcode.cite news
url = http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/moslive/article-1051663/Pete-Doherty-Taking-Libertine.html
title = Mail on Sundy Online "Pete Doherty - Taking the Libertine
accessdate = 2008-09-08
date = 2008-09-06
]

There has been speculation that is he currently dating a girl who lives in Reading. [http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2024164_doherty_drops_in_to_buy_guitar] [http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2022398_pete_dohertys_pub_crawl] .

Equipment

*Epiphone Coronet
*Gibson ES-125
*Epiphone Casino

Discography

Albums with The Libertines

*"Up the Bracket" (2002) UK #35; FR #120
*"The Libertines" (2004) UK #1; US #111; FR #27

Albums with Babyshambles

*"Down in Albion" (November 14, 2005) UK #10
*"Shotter's Nation" (October 1, 2007) UK #5; FR #17

olo Album

*"Debut solo album" (2008) [cite web |url=http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=8&title=in_this_week_s_nme_2&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 |title=Pete's solo album |accessdate=2008-01-20 |date=2007-11-27 |publisher=NME]

ingles

* "For Lovers" (Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty) (April 12, 2004) UK #7
* "Their Way" (Littl'ans featuring Pete Doherty) (October 17, 2005) UK #22
* "Prangin' Out" (The Streets featuring Pete Doherty) (September 25, 2006) UK #25

Other appearances

* "Down To The Underground" (Client, featuring Pete Doherty). Taken from the "City" album.

Bibliography

*"" (2007, Orion Books; ISBN 0-752-88591-X)

Awards and honours

* 2004 Doherty was voted to be joint #1 in "NME's" 2004 Cool List, along with fellow Libertine Carl Barât. The following year he was placed at #6,cite news
title=Who made it into the NME Cool List 2005?
date=22 November 2005
accessdate =2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/21580
] and on May 10, 2006 was voted #2 in their poll depicting 50 of rock's greatest heroes.cite news
title=Your biggest rock 'n' roll hero revealed
date=10 May 2006
accessdate=2007-05-12
publisher=NME.com
url=http://www.nme.com/news/nirvana/23019
]
* 2008 On February 28 2008, Doherty won the "Hero of the Year" award at the 2008 NME Shockwave Awards. [ [http://www.nme.com/news/nme-awards/34780 Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: Pete Doherty named Hero Of The Year | News | NME.COM ] ]

References

External links

* [http://dohertyinterview.blogspot.com/ Pete Doherty & Babyshambles interview by Alex Hannaford]
* [http://www.thelibertines-boundtogether.co.uk/ The Libertines Bound Together - official site of bestselling Libertines biography]
* [http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/index.jhtml?name=news&id=1531945 Pete Doherty Shoots What May Be Blood At MTV Crew]
* [http://www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/special-reports-storypage.jsp?id=1725 Extended, unedited interview after release from Pentonville Prison (Channel 4 News)]
* [http://www.albionarks.com/ Albion Arks - Libertines Media Archive]
* [http://www.thelibertines.org.uk/ The Libertines.org.uk] Official website.
* [http://www.babyshambles.net/ Babyshambles.net] The Official Babyshambles Website.
* [http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=2937 Peter Doherty Interviewed by Alison Philcock]
* [http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=8852 Peter Doherty interviewed by Phil Whaite]
* [http://www.andrewkendall.com/pages/gallery/musicphotography.php?band=petedoherty&viewby=all&Submit=Go Archive of Pete Doherty photographs]
* [http://uk.news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?fr=nhp&p=Pete%20Doherty&ei=ISO-8859-1 Yahoo Pete Doherty News Search] Latest 2007 news.
* [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9519813/over_the_edge_with_pete_doherty/ Rolling Stone Profile]
* [http://www.frenchdogblues.com/ FrenchDogBlues.com] Pete Doherty's Official Website.
* [http://women.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,27869-2319045.html For Pete's sake] Interview with Jackie Doherty, Peter's mother about his drug history
* [http://www.artofalbion.com First Pete's exhibition in Paris] Art of Albion official website

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