- Principal Members
- Carl Barat
- Pete Doherty
- John Hassall
- Gary Powell
The Libertines were an English rock band who gained notoriety in the early 2000s, as part of what was described as the garage rock revival movement of that time. The band was centred on the song-writing partnership of Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Carl Barat (vocals/lead guitar), and was backed by John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums).
Although initially their mainstream success was limited, their profile grew culminating in a #2 single and #1 album in the UK Charts...
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- 1997 Formed by Barat and Doherty
- 2001 Sign to Rough Trade
- 2002 First single produced by Suede's Bernard Butler
- 2002 Win 'Best New Band' at the NME awards
- 2003 The Libertines guerrilla gigs
- 2003 Barat leaves during the recording of 'The Babyshambles Sessions'
- 2003 Doherty burgles Barat's flat and serves two months in prison
- 2003 Barat and Doherty reunite for three sold out gigs at the Forum
- 2004 Play their last gig with Doherty; Barat dissolves the band months later
- 2005 Doherty duets with Elton John at Live 8
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Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 Can't Stand Me Now played 3,229 times
- 2 Music When the Lights Go Out played 2,460 times
- 3 Time for Heroes played 2,359 times
- 4 What Katie Did played 2,207 times
- 5 Up the Bracket played 2,038 times
- 6 Last Post on the Bugle played 1,926 times
- 7 The Man Who Would Be King played 1,924 times
- 8 What Became of the Likely Lads played 1,821 times
- 9 Death on the Stairs played 1,784 times
- 10 Arbeit Macht Frei played 1,694 times
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