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A likely lad

Doherty, Pete, 1979-2022
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Peter Doherty's is the last of the great rock 'n' roll stories. As an icon, he is on par with the early Rolling Stones and Sid Vicious - bad boy and public enemy. To his devoted fans, he is a cult hero, a modern-day Rimbaud. Musically, there is no doubt he has defined the past twenty years of British rock 'n' roll with his sound, lyrics, lifestyle and aesthetic. Since The Libertines rose to international fame, Doherty has proved endlessly fascinating. A whirlwind of controversy and scandal has tailed him since his first spell in prison in 2003. He divides critics; for every award and accolade, there is a scathing review. All too often his talents as a songwriter and performer have been over-looked. Hard drugs, tiny gigs on the hoof, huge stadium shows, collaborations, gangsters, and groupies, Doherty has led a life of huge highs and incredible lows. In this book, Doherty explores his darkest moments.
Main title:
A likely lad / Peter Doherty with Simon Spence.
London : Constable, 2022.
xx, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
9781408715482 (hbk)
Dewey class:
782.42166092B/DOH782.42166782.42166 DOH920 DOHB.DOHBIOGRAPHY 782.42166 DOH
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