The Libertines

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The Libertines


The Libertines are an English rock band founded in London, by friends Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, other members include John Hassell on bass and Gary Powell on Drums, they are known as a punk band, who are known for their high intensity at gigs, they were very successful at the start of their career, but Pete and Carl had a difference of opinions and unfortunately fell out, some said this was due to Pete Doherty's drug addiction, the band broke up in 2004, but recently reformed in 2014, for a concert at Hyde Park, the concert sold out and received great praise, the band then went on and did some shows at Alexandra Palace. Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's relationship is similar to that of two brothers, they are now apparently enjoying eachother's company, however they have previous fallen out and had fights before.


The founding members of The Libertines, Peter Doherty and Carl Barât, met when Barât was studying drama at Brunel University in Uxbridge and sharing a flat in Richmond with Amy-Jo Doherty, Peter's elder sister. They formed a band with their neighbour Steve Bedlow, commonly referred to as "Scarborough Steve," and named themselves The Strand, later discarded for The Libertines after the Marquis de Sade's Lusts of the Libertines. They later met John Hassall and Johnny Borrell, who played bass with the Libertines for a short period. Many of their early gigs took place in the flat shared by Doherty and Barât.


Studio Albums

Year Title Release Date Certifications
2002 Up The Bracket 14 October 2002 UK Gold
2004 The Libertines 30 August 2004 UK Platinum


Year Title Album
2002 What a Waster Non-album single
2002 Up the Bracket Up the Bracket
2003 Time for Heroes Up the Bracket
2003 Don't Look Back into the Sun Non-album single
2004 Can't Stand Me Now The Libertines
2004 What Became of the Likely Lads The Libertines

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