Pete Doherty: 'I sold The Strokes drugs'

Babyshambles man says he supplied Julian and co with acid

An exclusive picture of Pete Doherty of Babyshambles backstage at Reading festival 2008. Doherty flouted the UK smoking ban during Babyshambles' headline set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage. Doherty along with Mik Whitnall frequently sparked up cigarettes during the band's hour-long set, which was delayed for ten minutes and was watched by a tent of delirious fans. Pic: Jacob Perlmutter
Pete Doherty has revealed that he once sold acid to The Strokes.
The Babyshambles man explained in a new interview with ShortList magazine, out today (March 11), that he supplied the New York band with the substance before he was in The Libertines, in 2001.
"I actually already knew them (The Strokes) before I was in a band or anything," he explained. "It was back when I was working in a bar pulling pints. I used to sell a few little things on the side, you know?
"They were on their first tour, and were like just a few American lads in London looking for a good time. They met a friend of mine, who said I could get them a few bits and bobs. I think I sold them a load of acid, they gave me tickets to their gig, I got them some more acid and it went from there."
ref="/artists/pete-doherty" class="artistLink">Pete Doherty releases his solo album, 'Grace/Wastelands', on Monday (March 16).

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