Peter Daniell Doherty   known professionally as Pete Doherty[ citation needed ] is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist. Doherty was born in HexhamNorthumberland, to a military family. His The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations 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.
He was originally sentenced to 6 months, but his sentence was cut to 2 months. Following his rejoining of the band, Doherty sought treatment for his drug addiction. He attended the alternative detox centre Wat Tham Kraboka temple in Thailand, famous for its rehabilitation programme for crack and heroin users. He left after three days and returned to England. However, while post-production work was taking place on the second Libertines album in JuneDoherty was again asked to leave the band.
The band cited Doherty's The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations drug addiction as the reason for his dismissal but emphasised their willingness to take him back once he had addressed his addiction. Prior to The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations 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 Despite the success of the single, which was nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriting,  Doherty and Wolfman received relatively little money, having already sold the publishing rights for a small sum in a pub. Later inDoherty provided guest vocals to the song "Down to the Underground" by the British group Client.
The song was released in June as a B-side to the group's single " In It for the Money "  and appears on their second album City. The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations Doherty was featured on the charity single " Janie Jones ", which was released to raise funds for Strummerville.
In he recorded the theme tune to the Sky 1 sitcom After Hours. Doherty founded Babyshambles towards the end of his time with The Libertines. 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 Ficekand guitarist and co-songwriter Patrick These Days - Various - I Love Take That (Classic Mixes) (Volume 1) has also left the band and was Movement 8 - Jimmy Giuffre - Piece For Clarinet And String Orchestra/Mobiles by Mick Whitnall.
In Septemberthe band's third album Sequel to the Prequel was released. Doherty has been working on new acoustic material, similar to the wealth of his unreleased songs that can already be downloaded on the internet.
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.
It was his biggest solo show so far. The concert was originally scheduled for 26 April, but had to be rescheduled to a later date due to Doherty being sentenced to 14 weeks in prison for breaching probation on 8 April. Jon Swaine of The Daily Telegraph criticised that "whole chunks of the set … passed by as listless noodling, with neither Doherty nor the audience appearing to know quite how to behave" and that — In The Good Old Summertime - Ken Griffin - County Fair a full band — Doherty seemed out of place at such a big venue.
Swaine stated Wolfe ruined the song with "some especially tuneless backing vocals". On 13 JanuaryNME. The website also revealed the track listing of the album and credits.
In Doherty was made an honorary patron of the University Philosophical Society. Whilst performing a solo gig at the Grimsby Auditorium in MarchDoherty declared Grimsby a "shit-hole" midway through his set after being continuously pelted with coins and drinks by a harsh crowd. All proceeds of single went to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
In early DecemberDoherty released the album Hamburg Demonstrationswhich had been recorded in the city over a six month period, using mostly session musicians. Peter Doherty and the Puta Madres played a gig in Argentina, followed by a week of shows in France including two nights for the reopening of the Bataclan.
Following European and South American tours and festival appearances, the band recorded their debut album in France during the summer of The band played a short tour of the UK in February The self-titled album was released on 26 April  and after instore signings the band set off on a UK and European tour. In JuneDoherty 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. On 15 MayDoherty exhibited his paintings for the first time.
The art exhibition took place at London's Bankrobber Gallery and was on show for one month. The collection featured 14 paintings. According to newspapers, anti-drug campaigners were enraged and accused Doherty of glamorising illegal substance abuse.
David West, the owner of London's Decima galleryfor example, slammed his 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.
The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations Februaryartist Nick Reynolds exhibited a life-size sculpture of a crucified Doherty at the St Marylebone parish church in London. On 22 Septemberconceptual artist Andy Picci staged an art project in which he pranked a group of paparazzi, dressed up as Doherty and duly found himself splashed over the cover of the Parisien newspaper, which had taken him for the real thing.
The photos gained praise for depicting a much cleaner and more handsome Doherty. The '50s-style photographs have been compared to images of Marlon Brando. Doherty mentions Hancock, and makes an allusion to his famous phrase 'Stone me!
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. Doherty has supported up-and-coming British bands, such as indie bands The Paddingtons  and The View. Doherty The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations also known to be a devoted follower of Queens Park Rangers The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard - Göran Söllscher - The Renaissance Album club.
As a youth —96 he wrote a fanzine dedicated to the club, entitled "All Living In America - James Brown - Sex Machine: The Very Best Of James Brown on the Western Avenue ".
A frequent lyrical theme for Doherty is Albionthe ancient name for Great Britain. Doherty also uses 'Albion' as the name of a ship sailing to a utopia called Arcadiaa place without rules or authority.
Doherty named his diaries, in which he writes poems and other thoughts, the Books of Albion. Doherty has been repeatedly arrested for drug offences and offences arising from drug use, such as driving under the influencecar theft,  and driving with a suspended licence. On 7 September Doherty was sentenced by Judge Roger Davies to six months in prison; 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. On 2 FebruaryDoherty was arrested after an altercation with documentary filmmaker Max Carlishwho 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. In latea photo was published in several newspapers of Doherty allegedly forcing his pet cat to inhale from a crack pipe. On 8 AprilDoherty 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 offences. On 18 Aprilhe 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 Mayhe was released after his sentence was cut in half and a further 18 days were remitted due to a government plan to reduce overcrowding. He also had another two days off for being in police custody after serving just over 4 weeks of a 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.
Doherty made another attempt to fight his drug addiction in Septemberwhen he underwent rehab for six weeks at Clouds House.
In JuneDoherty was arrested in Gloucester and charged with driving dangerously, while drunk, and in possession of heroin. Following his release from court, he was escorted by officers to the nearest police station and re-arrested for possession of a controlled substance,  later revealed to be heroin. His manager, Andrew Boyd, appeared in court charged with a number of offences relating to the incident.
He was arrested for possession and was convicted for this offence at the same court on 27 January He was reported to be on bail until April On 18 OctoberDoherty was summoned to court for cocaine possession. In March he pleaded guilty to possession, and was granted unconditional bail until sentencing on 20 May.
In Januaryit was announced that Doherty had successfully completed his rehab treatment. However, in August it was revealed that he had Ease On Down - Luis Russell - The Luis Russell Story 1929 - 1934 found with heroin in his car while travelling through Italy.
He was also found to be driving with an invalid licence. Doherty received a fine. Since moving to Margate in Doherty has been arrested by Kent police on numerous occasions. January he was held for 48 hours and questioned. Charges of drug possession and several driving-related offences were later dropped. Doherty's mother, Jacqueline, is a nurse, who published a book about life with Doherty and his drug problems with the title Pete The Whole World Is Our Playground - Peter Doherty* - Hamburg Demonstrations My Prodigal Son.
After numerous attempts to persuade him to make a serious attempt at rehabilitation, in early Doherty's father decided he was tired of broken promises and vowed not to see his son again until he was clean of drugs. He was visibly upset and had to politely ask the interviewer at one point to stop filming.
In OctoberDoherty explained in an interview with the BBC Radio 4 show Front Row that he had briefly reconciled with his father after three years when his father visited him in rehab, but were estranged again over drugs. Doherty has had a tumultuous relationship with Kate Mossfrequently covered by the press. They met in January at Moss' 31st birthday party and had an on-off relationship for several years.
Moss had also taken to singing at some of Doherty's shows. Doherty has a son, Astile born with singer Lisa Moorish. Winehouse replied: "We're just good friends", and added: "I asked Pete to do a concept EP, and he made this The Stink - Lucky Brown - Easy Invitation, he looked at me like I'd pooed on the floor.
He wouldn't do it. We're just really close". Doherty is a socialiststating that "I do have utopian fantasies. A lot of them are more - I wouldn't say spiritual, but they relate more to the imagination and the individual.
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