Babyshambles: Beg, Steal Or Borrow

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Babyshambles relaxing in their dressing room at the Debaser Club in Stockholm. Drummer Adam explains in Spencer Honniball's book, 'Beg Steal Or Borrow: The Official Babyshambles Story' that when he returned after the show he found "all the furniture ruined by a fire extinguisher, a girl with her hair on fire and Peter and Johnny Headlock (unofficial manager at the time) having a knife-fight". Pic: Alizé Meurisse

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Babyshambles' guitarist Mik Whitnall recording on a laptop at Laburnum Street, London. In Spencer Honniball's book, 'Beg, Steal Or Borrow: The Official Babyshambles Story' bandmate Doherty explained that during one studio session Mik mixed valium and alcohol: 'When Mik does [it], he can't get his clothes off quick enough. He started banging on about the Yorkshire Moors, Ancient Britain and how clothes represented the Tory government's means of controlling people". Pic: Alizé Meurisse

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Pete Doherty and Mik Whitnall in the basement at Turnmills in London, as featured in Spencer Honniball's book, 'Beg, Steal Or Borrow: The Official Babyshambles Story'. The book is named after the Babyshambles' single which was recorded at Turnmills and given away for free with tickets to the band's headline set at Get Loaded In The Park, August 27 2007. Pic: Alizé Meurisse

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Pete Doherty posing for press shots before Babyshambles' performance at Get Loaded In The Park. The pictures were taken in Turnmills' basement. Doherty checked into The Priory the week before his appearance at the festival following a court appearance for drug offences. His solicitor had to persuade the clinic to allow him to play the gig halfway through his treatment, because without the money for the show he would have been unable to pay his rent. Pic: Alizé Meurisse

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