Peter is a big QPR fan, and used to write a fanzine called â
Peter Doherty has been linked with several women, most notably Kate Moss. After her, he met and got engaged to Canadian model Irina Lazareanu, although the engagement didn't last long. He also has a son, Astile, with singer Lisa Moorish. Pic: PA Photos
Peter Doherty Jr and Snr were once both members of the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society. Pic: PA Photos
Doherty is the current face of Robert Caravelliâ
Early members of The Libertines were Mr Razzcocks, a drummer three times older than Pete and Carl, and Johnny Borrell on bass. Pic Andrew Kendall
In July 2005, Pete performed a duet with Elton John, the T-Rex song, â
At the Carling Weekend in 2005 Pete headbutted Razorlight frontman and erstwhile Libs bassist Johnny Borrell in the backstage area. Pic: Sonia Melot
An early Babyshambles line-up had Peter Perrettâ
Pseudonyms for Pete Doherty include Bilo, Pigman and Stookie.
Pic: Alize Meurisse
In 2005, Oasis booked Babyshambles to support them on their UK tour, but Pete was held up at a birthday party for designer Hedi Slimane, and didnâ
Pete and Carl made up a lot of stories when they first found fame, leading people to believe that they joined a modelling agency called Aristocats, and that Carl was born in a sink. Pic: David Ellis
In 2004 Pete, along with Carl, topped the NME Cool List. The following year he slipped to Number 6, then in 2006 he jumped back up to second place. Last year he was at 28. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Pete won the Shockwaves NME Awards Hero Of The Year award this year, and Sexiest Man two years ago in 2006.
Pete twice checked into the Priory in 2004, but didnâ
Pete got six months imprisonment for breaking into Carl Baratâ
Pete attended Queen Mary College, University Of London, to study English Literature, but quit after a year. Pic: Guy Eppel
One of Peteâ
Doherty won a poetry competition at the age of 16, and was sent on a tour of Russia by the British Council. His writing has also been published in cult magazine The Idler.
Brainy Pete snagged 11 GCSEs at Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College in Bedworth, five of which were A*, and later four A Levels, two of which were As. Pictured is Pete with old friend and Libertines partner Carl Barat.
After living in what they called a â
Debut single â
When Pete was arrested for burgling Carl Baratâ
In February 2005, The Libertines were nominated for 12 NME awards, including Best British Band, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Track. They won Best British Band, but due to a strict curfew Doherty couldnâ
Pete Doherty defied the odds and turned 29 this week. As a birthday tribute to the NME Awards 2008 Hero of the Year, NME brings you 29 facts and photos. Fact one? Pete was born in Hexham, a small town in Northumberland famous for winning the â