Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty


3/12/1979, Hexham, Northumberland, England, UK

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Peter Doherty


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Pete Doherty was a singer for a rock band called Babyshambles. Pete moved around Europe a lot because of his father's occupation, who was an officer in the British Army. Pete did well in academics and was accepted at Oxford University. However, he dropped out in his first…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In May 2008, Pete was released from Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London after serving 29 days of an originally 14-week sentence.

    • In June 2008 Pete commissioned a sculpture of himself on a cross for a solo show in London. The religious sculpture was carved in marble and showed Pete being tortured and surrounded by strips of newspapers, symbolising his crucifixion by the media.

    • In May 2008 it was revealed that Pete had bought three new cats, along with several pregnant mice for the cats to enjoy. As at May 2008, Pete has 10 felines.

    • In September 2007, photographs emerged of Pete forcing his cat to smoke cocaine. The photos show Pete holding a crack pipe over the face of his kitten, Dinger, while other sources reveal the cat has lost balance and displays other extreme side-effects.

    • In September 2007 Pete was accused of assaulting a female photographer just hours after being freed on a technicality from a London court where he was facing drugs charges. Photographer Cath Mead, made a formal complaint to police alleging Pete attacked her after he had been posing for photos in Somerset. She claims Pete chased her into a shop after she took a snap of his new girlfriend, model Irina Lazareanu, and alleges she had clumps of her hair missing after the scuffle.

    • In August 2007 it was revealed that Pete had reunited with former girlfriend, Irina Lazareanu. Pete and Irena were together in 2004. The couple announced their engagement in October, 2007. No wedding date has been set.

    • In August 2007, Pete rescued a man after he had crashed his car into a concrete block. Pete called paramedics and the police, with the man incurring only minor injuries.

    • In June 2007, Pete and former girlfriend Kate Moss released a second KP Nuts video clip on the internet in the hope they got signed to a record label as a pop duo. The video features Pete singing while playing his guitar, with Kate then entering the room shouting abuse.

    • Pete revealed in May 2007 that he was set to sell blood paintings for up to $130,000 each. Pete - who used his own blood to create the collection - wanted to show Kate Moss he was back on track following his drug arrests. Pete's artwork, which features self-portraits and a bloodstained crucifixion scene, was on sale at London's Bankrobber gallery. There were 14 main items, including four canvasses that were expected to make $130,000. The smaller pieces could fetch up to $55,000, while the prints are priced at $4000. The troubled rocker's artwork angered anti-drug campaigners who have accused him of "glamorising" his heroin addiction.

    • In May 2007, Pete was arrested on suspicion of possessing "Class A" banned drugs and held overnight in a cell.

    • In April 2007, Pete confirmed he was to marry Kate Moss. He admitted the pair were engaged when he dedicated a song to "my beautiful fiancé" in front of a thousand fans. The romantic gesture came as Pete introduced the track KP Nuts during a solo show at London's Hackney Empire. Kate joined him on stage to help perform a couple of songs, including La Belle Et La Bete, sporting an engagement ring.

    • In April 2007, toy makers, "Fishy Toyz", released a Pete Doherty doll with a tiny crack-pipe that lights up when pressed to the mini-Pete's lips, outraging anti-drugs campaigners. The Doherty doll comes with a stash of other accessories such as cigarettes, a miniature guitar and syringe.

    • In March 2007, Pete admitted to the New York Daily News that he still smoked crack every day, despite vowing to kick his cocaine habit for girlfriend Kate Moss. In the interview, Pete said, "I always stumble back on it sooner or later, even if it's for half an hour a day." Pete then pulled out a crack pipe and lit up during the interview.

    • In February 2007, it was revealed that Pete quoted the Bible as he used a crucifix to mix crack-cocaine. As he was doing it, he quoted a passage from the Bible, saying, 'You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.' Pete allegedly wouldn't go on stage in Glasgow until all the drugs had been used. Homeless man David Cook claims the band gave him $3000 to buy drugs for them in May 2006.

    • Pete's favourite movies include Poor Cow, Billy Liar and O Lucky Man!.

    • Pete's favourite books are 1984 by George Orwell, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, and Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire. Pete is also a fan of the works of Oscar Wilde.

    • Pete has appeared on the following lists:
      NME Magazine
      2006 - #2 position '50 of rock's greatest heroes"

      2005 - #2 position 'Best Dressed (Male) Personalities in 2005'

    • When Pete was 16 years if age, he won a poetry competition run by the British Council.

    • Pete's last name is pronounced "dock-erty". He has two sisters - Amy Jo and Emily. His mother, Jacqueline, was a nurse, while his father was an officer in the British Army.

    • Pete was signed by British Clothing company 'Gio-Goi', to help design and model a range for their 2007 collection.

    • In June 2006, Pete signed a $370,000 book deal, to publish his diaries.

    • Pete was arrested in Sweden on June 17th 2006, after being carted off a plane on an alleged drug-fuelled high. He was pushed into a wheelchair and pushed from the plane before being taken into custody. A Customs spokesman said he was being questioned over drugs.

    • Pete says Emily Dickinson is one of his influences.

    • Pete enjoys music by The Clash.

    • Pete is a British rock musician. Pete is an accomplished guitarist. Prior to fronting Babyshambles, Pete was co-frontman and songwriter (along with Carl Barât) for The Libertines. He was kicked out of The Libertines because of his erratic behaviour caused by his drug addiction.

  • Quotes

    • Pete: (following his 29 day jail stint in 2008) I knew it was going to be a bit rough to start with, with the overcrowding and the medical facilities. Although they do their best - they are good - but they can't really cater for the average junkie.

    • Pete: (during his London concert in January 2007) I'm never getting married. I don't believe in it. Kate [Moss] and I are in love - I worship her - but we're not going down the aisle. I'm happy the way it is.

    • Pete: My new addiction is rehab. I'm off the drugs and I'm determined to stay off them. The only drugs I'm on at the moment is a little bit of booze. I'm going to do it…for Kate [Moss].

    • Pete: (on Kate Moss) A lot of people basically are obsessed with the missus and I don't know really... she's just a bird from South London.

    • Pete: I'm 300 grand in debt. Why do you think I'm going out with Kate Moss?

    • Pete: One minute I'm waiting for Kate [Moss] to arrive to join me in the Jacuzzi for a romantic evening. The next thing I can remember is going cold turkey in a vomit-filled cell.

    • Pete: (on Kate Moss) I was nearly blinded when she threw that ring back at me. But I kept it in its little box. If I bump into her again and there isn't a crack pipe in my jacket ...

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