The Libertines formed in London in 1997, centring around the songwriting partnership of Pete and co-frontman Carl.
For most of the band’s recording career, John Hassall was also featured on bass, while Gary Powell played the drums.
The band, which was part of the garage rock revival movement, gained notoriety in the early 2000s with a No. 2 single No. 1 album on the UK charts.
Pete formed his other band Babyshambles during a hiatus from The Libertines, and as of 2013 the group included Mick Whitnall on lead guitar, Drew McConnell on bass and Adam Ficek on drums.