Happy 33rd Birthday Pete Doherty – 33 Iconic Shots

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.

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Posing topless in 2006. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

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

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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

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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

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

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Pete poses in 2002. Photo: David Ellis/NME

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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

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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

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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

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Babyshambles in 2005. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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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

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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

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

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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

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