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Peter Doherty

15 June 2022, 19:30

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A Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely event: Pete Doherty in Ely

Join Libertine legend Peter Doherty for an unmissable evening to celebrate his memoir A Likely Lad. With his trademark wit and humour – and with sober and sometimes painful insight – Doherty candidly explores some of his greatest and darkest moments.

Peter Doherty is the last of the great rock n roll stories. To his devoted fans, he is a cult hero, a modern-day Rimbaud. Musically, he has defined the past twenty years of indie rock with his sound, lyrics, lifestyle and aesthetic. And yet, he has had times of being seen as the nation’s bad boy and a public enemy. But which Peter is he?

Since the Libertines rose to international fame, Doherty has proved endlessly fascinating. A whirlwind of controversy and scandal has tailed him ever since the early 2000s, so much so that all too often his talents as a songwriter and performer have been overlooked; for every award and accolade, there is a scathing review. Hard drugs, tiny gigs on the hoof, huge stadium shows, collaborations, obliterations, gangster and groupies – Doherty has led a life of huge highs and incredible lows.

Peter Doherty is a poet, musician, singer-songwriter and artist. He is one of the frontmen of the rock band, the Libertines. After departing The Libertines he formed Babyshambles with great success and most recently the Puta Madres. Peter’s music is as eclectic as it is introspective, and is consistently thought of one of the leading lights on the British rock scene.

Tickets: £10, £20.