Infuential indie band The Libertines first appeared in 1997, led by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty with Jon Hassall and Gary Powell. They released 2 albums, 'Up The Bracket ' and 'The Libertines', and a hatful of classic songs including 'Can't Stand Me Now', 'What A Waster, 'The Boy Looked at Johnny', 'The Man Who Would Be King' and 'What Became of the Likely Lads'. They split in 2004, fizzling out after Doherty was fired from the band for his increasingly wayward behaviour and heavy drug use. The band have now reformed in 2010 for a Reading/Leeds festival and warm up London Forum gig.
Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, Gary Powell, John Hassall