The Libertines
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1997
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The Libertines

The Libertines Biography (Wikipedia)

The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centred on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, has also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The band was part of the garage rock revival and spearheaded the movement in the UK.

The band gained some notoriety in the early 2000s. Although their mainstream success was initially limited, their profile soon grew, culminating in a No. 2 single and No. 1 album on the UK Charts. In December 2004, their self-titled second album was voted the second best album of the year by NME magazine. The first two of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The Clash.

In spite of their critical and commercial success, the band's music was often eclipsed by its internal conflicts, stemming from Doherty's addictions to crack cocaine and heroin, which eventually led to the breakup of the band. Doherty has since stated that the breakup of the band was due to relationship difficulties between Barât and himself that were not related to his drug addictions. The members of the Libertines went on to form new bands with varying degrees of success.

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Time for Heroes
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Don't Look Back Into the Sun
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Don't Look Back Into the Sun
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Can't Stand Me Now
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Can't Stand Me Now
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Heart Of The Matter
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Heart Of The Matter
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What Became Of The Likely Lads
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What Became Of The Likely Lads
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Music When The Lights Go Out (Glastonbury 2015)
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Music When The Lights Go Out (Glastonbury 2015)
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Gunga Din
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Gunga Din
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Barbarians (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Barbarians (Reading + Leeds 2015)
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Anthem For Doomed Youth (Glastonbury 2015)
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Anthem For Doomed Youth (Glastonbury 2015)
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Fame and Fortune
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Past BBC Events

2015 Reading + Leeds
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Reading
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2015
2015 Reading + Leeds

2015 Reading + Leeds

Reading
2015 T in the Park
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Strathallan Castle
2015-07-10T08:20:29
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2015
2015 T in the Park

2015 T in the Park

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Strathallan Castle
2015 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T08:20:29
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2015
2015 Glastonbury

2015 Glastonbury

07:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2003 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2003-06-27T08:20:29
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Jun
2003

2003 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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