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Pete Doherty
Background information
Born 12 March 1979 (1979-03-12) (age 40)
Hexham, Northumberland England[1]
Origin London, England
Genres Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock revival
Occupations Musician, songwriter, writer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, melodica, piano, organ
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts The Libertines, Babyshambles
Notable instruments
Epiphone Coronet
Gibson SG
Gibson ES-125
Epiphone Casino

Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician. He was born in Hexham, Northumberland. He is in the popular rock band The Libertines.[2] He is also in a band called Babyshambles.

He receives a lot of media coverage for his drug and legal problems and the relationship he had with fashion supermodel Kate Moss. Doherty has been convicted of many crimes. Some of the crimes are drug offences, car theft,[3] and driving with a suspended licence.[4][5] He has served prison sentences for drug possession and burglary.[6]


  1. Barratt, Nick (24 November 2006). "Family detective: Pete Doherty". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 27 September 2007.
  2. Barkham, Patrick (31 December 2004). "The Guardian profile: Pete Doherty". The Guardian (London).,,1381347,00.html. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  3. "Grand Theft Auto: Babyshambles". Spin. 28 February 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  4. "Pete Doherty arrested after V Festival". Reuters UK. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  5. "Pete Doherty Arrested, Again". Spin. 7 May 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
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