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, centered 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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Time for Heroes
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Can't Stand Me Now
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Can't Stand Me Now
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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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Bangkok (Demo)
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Bangkok (Demo)
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Fame and Fortune
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Fame and Fortune
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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
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Music When The Lights Go Out
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Don't Look Back
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Don't Look Back
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Radio America
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Radio America
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Gunga Din
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Gunga Din
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Past BBC Events

Reading + Leeds: 2015
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Reading
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2015
Reading + Leeds: 2015

Reading + Leeds: 2015

Reading
T in the Park: 2015
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Strathallan Castle
2015-07-11T06:45:26
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Jul
2015
T in the Park: 2015

T in the Park: 2015

Strathallan Castle
Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T06:45:26
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2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 2003
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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Jun
2003

Glastonbury: 2003

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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