The Libertines

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The Libertines
The Libertines (2014)
The Libertines (2014)
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresGarage rock revival
Indie rock
Punk rock
Years active1997–2004
LabelsRough Trade
Associated actsBabyshambles
Dirty Pretty Things
The Chavs
MembersCarl Barât
Pete Doherty
John Hassall
Gary Powell
Past membersAnthony Rossomando
Steve Bedlow
Paul Dufour
Johnny Borrell

The Libertines were an indie rock band from London, England. They were formed in 1997 and broke up in 2004. The Libertines released two albums. Their second album The Libertines went straight to number one in the UK. It is in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The first single from the album, "Can't Stand Me Now", reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.