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Influences & Inspirations of Pete Doherty

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The most favourite books of Pete Doherty are 1984 by George Orwell, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet, Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire and the complete work of Oscar Wilde.

Emily Dickinson and Tony Hancock have been mentioned as influences of Doherty. Doherty and his father were once members of the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society.

He places particular importance on the Romantic Poets and on existential philosophers. Doherty has also referred briefly the work of Marquis de Sade & Thomas de Quincey.

His favourite films include British Films of 1960s anf 1970s. Some of them are Billy Liar, Poor Cow, O Lucky Man!. His musical influences are Lee Mavers, The Only Ones, New York Dolls, The Stooges, Buzzcocks, Chas & Dave. He is particularly f ond of The Smiths and The Clash.

Doherty has also supported up-coming British Bands like The Paddingtons and The View.

Doherty is the devoted follower of Queens Park Rangers football club. When Doherty was a young man, he wrote a fan magazine entitled, All Quite on the Western Avenue. The magazine was a mixture of literary references, quotes, poetry and football stories which proved unsuccessful with the other fans. He used to sell the copies of the fan magazine on the club’s grounds.
The ancient name for Great Britain, Albion is the most frequent lyrical theme for Doherty.

He also uses the same name for the name of a ship sailing to utopia called Arcadia, which is a place without rules or authority. He also named his diaries in which he writes poems and other thoughts getting inspired from Albion as The Books Of Albion.

Being inspired by one of her girlfriend and ex-fiancée Kate Moss and following her footsteps, Doherty has become the current face of Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2007/2008 fashion advertising campaign.

The pictures depict Doherty as a much cleaner and more handsome guy and have also gained high praise for it. The 1950s style of photographs of Doherty has also being compared to the images of the late Marlon Brando.

By FW Editor

Tags: musician, poet, writer

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 15 April '10

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