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Happy 33rd Birthday Pete Doherty - 33 Iconic Shots

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 12 Mar 12

 
 

Somewhat miraculously, Pete Doherty turns 33 today. Having cruised past the 27 Club and seen his twenties off several years ago, he now celebrates another year gone.

To mark the occasion, here's a look back at his career in photos, from the heady days of 2002 to today.

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Posing topless in 2006. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME





Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Onstage with the Libs in 2003. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Caught on camera by longtime Libs snapper Roger Sargent. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Andrew Kendall/NME

Flies down? No biggie, there was only 50,000 people watching at Glasto. Photo: Andrew Kendall/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Pete & Carl getting their drink on. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Onstage at Brixton's Jamm earlier this year. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Feeling pensive in 2004. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

In the studio in 2010. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Up close and personal with the fans at London's Rhythm Factory in 2004. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: David Ellis/NME

Pete poses in 2002. Photo: David Ellis/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Pete and Carl back together, 2010. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Smiling for NME photographer Andy on his tour bus in Manchester, 2004. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

In the studio in 2010. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

The Libertines onstage at Leeds in 2010. Photo: Danny North/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Backstage at Reading 2010 and necking Moet et Chandon champagne. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: James Quinton/NME

Asking fans to scratch his back was a bad idea - 2009. Photo: James Quinton/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

A classic still from a 2006 NME photo shoot. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Babyshambles in 2005. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: James Looker/NME

Onstage at the Barfly in 2003. Photo: James Looker/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Pete and Carl doing what they do best in 2010. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Fans try and get a piece of Pete - literally - in 2005. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

You might recognise this shot - it was used for the cover of Roger Sargent and erstwhile NME journo Anthony Thornton's book on the band, 'Bound Together'.Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Ellis Parrinder/NME

Pete the filthy minstrel, circa 2003. Photo: Ellis Parrinder/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Babyshambles on the tourbus in 2004, when Gemma Clarke was still in the band. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

The Libs in 2010. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Andrew Kendall/NME

Pete trying to cool down in 2005. Photo: Andrew Kendall/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

A studio shot from 2004. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

The band onstage in Aberdeen, way back in 2002. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Pete backstage at Homelands festival in 2005. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Manchester, 2004, and Pete's flashing his nipples (again). Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Onstage at Leeds, 2011. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

The reunited Libertines in 2010. Presumably still no socks on the rider. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Pete bares his soul for the camera. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME



 
 
 
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