Peter Doherty born 12 March    is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist. Pete Doherty was born in Hexham , Northumberland, to a military family. 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. 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. 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.
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I t was a crisp autumn day in when the Libertines arrived back in London to play the penultimate show of a date tour at the Club on Oxford Street. Their debut album Up the Bracket was due to be released in 10 days, and the band were the most talked-about in Britain. Hunched so close around a tiny table that it was clear the duo had not encountered their friends Mr Deodorant and Ms Toothpaste for quite some time, they gave a long and colourful — and until now unpublished — interview that went on long into the evening So this is the end of the first tour you've done where people know who you are. Pete Doherty: "We're playing to people who haven't seen us before. It's like, don't believe all that.
Pictured: The squalid £1million 'hovel' that Pete Doherty calls home
You probably felt like you got stabbed a dozen times with a hedgehog spike dipped in LSD while watching that CGI-ridden puddle of blue fuckery that was the Sonic The Hedgehog trailer. I think. But Pete Doherty says he got stabbed by an actual hedgehog. The former object of my affection known as Dreamboat tweeted that he was out walking his two Siberian huskies, Zeus and Narco, late last Wednesday night when he got stabbed in the hand with a hedgehog spike. That not-knowing hedgehog!
This idea was central to The Libertines and still is to Babyshambles. The song was the first acoustic song Babyshambles released. The song had been used in The Libertines live sets, and thus there was some controversy from fans when it was released.