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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
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Pete Doherty charged with drug possession

Pete Doherty charged with drug possession

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- British rocker Pete Doherty is free on bail after his arrest on cocaine possession charges following the death of filmmaker Robyn Whitehead, authorities said.
Pete Doherty arrested on drug charges

Pete Doherty arrested on drug charges

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- British rock star Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs to heiress Robyn Whitehead, who died of a suspected overdose, authorities said.
Report: Moss and Hince get engaged

Report: Moss and Hince get engaged

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- British supermodel Kate Moss has gotten engaged to her longtime beau, musician Jamie Hince, The Daily Telegraph says.
Doherty arrested on drug charge

Doherty arrested on drug charge

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- British rocker Pete Doherty, whose music career has been overshadowed by his rehab stints and legal woes, has been arrested again, officials say.
Doherty apologizes for offending Germans

Doherty apologizes for offending Germans

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British rocker Pete Doherty has apologized for singing at a Munich concert a stanza in the German national anthem that hasn't been used since World War II.
Pete Doherty arrested for alleged DUI

Pete Doherty arrested for alleged DUI

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- British rocker Pete Doherty was arrested on drug and motor vehicle charges early Thursday, police in Gloucestershire told the BBC.
Doherty detained for alleged drug use

Doherty detained for alleged drug use

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 8 (UPI) -- British rocker Pete Doherty was detained at Geneva Airport and fined for allegedly using drugs on a British Airways flight, police said.
Sting unhappy daughter's pals with Doherty

Sting unhappy daughter's pals with Doherty

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Sting reportedly is unhappy his 17-year-old daughter, Coco Sumner, has been hanging out with troubled British rock star Pete Doherty.
Video shows Pete and Amy playing with mice

Video shows Pete and Amy playing with mice

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- A video showing troubled British recording artists Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty playing with newborn mice has been posted on the Web site YouTube.
No Winehouse charges over drug video

No Winehouse charges over drug video

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) -- Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse reportedly won't be charged despite a newspaper's publication of video images that seem to show her using drugs.
Doherty returns to stage after jail stint

Doherty returns to stage after jail stint

LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty reportedly has performed his first post-prison gig with his band Babyshambles at The Forum in London.
Pete Doherty released from jail

Pete Doherty released from jail

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- British rock star Pete Doherty was released from prison Tuesday after serving 29 days of a 14-week sentence for probation violations.
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British singer/guitarist Pete Doherty performs with Babyshambles at the "Leeds Festival" in Leeds on August 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he reformed with Carl Barât in 2010. His other musical project is indie band Babyshambles. In 2005, Doherty became prominent in tabloids, the news media, and pop culture blogs because of his romantic relationship with model Kate Moss and his frequently-publicised drug addictions.

Peter Doherty was born in Hexham, Northumberland, England, the son of Jacqueline (née Michels), who is of paternal Jewish and maternal Russian descent and Peter John Doherty, who is of Irish descent. He had a Catholic upbringing and grew up at a number of army garrisons, due to his father's work as an officer in the British Army, living at various times at garrisons in Catterick, Belfast, Wildenrath Barracks in the north west of Germany (right behind Peter Slater's house in Krefeld), Bedworth, Dorset and Larnaca, along with his mother, a nurse, and two sisters, Amy Jo and Emily. Doherty was the second of the three children. Academically, he achieved 11 GCSEs, 5 of which were A* grades, at Nicholas Chamberlaine Comprehensive School in Bedworth and four passes at A Level, two at grade A. At the age of 16, he won a poetry competition and embarked on a tour of Russia organised by the British Council.

After his A-levels, he moved to his grandmother's flat in London – where he said he felt 'destined' to be—and got a job filling graves in Willesden Cemetery, although most of his time was spent reading and writing while sitting on gravestones. In a clip later made famous by YouTube, an eighteen-year old Doherty can be seen in an interview with MTV, on the day of the release of Oasis' Be Here Now album. He attended Queen Mary, part of the University of London, to study English literature, but left the course after his first year. After leaving university, he moved into a London flat with friend and fellow musician Carl Barât, who had been a classmate of Doherty's older sister at Brunel University.

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