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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 13:46

Libertines' Pete Doherty Charged with PossessionBBC News reports that singer Pete Doherty has been charged with one count of possession of cocaine following an inquiry into the death of a documentary filmmaker.

Robin Whitehead, 27, a member of the Goldsmith family who was working on a documentary on the singer, was found dead in a flat in Hackney in January after a suspected overdose, and Doherty was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs. He has now been charged with possession and remains on bail.

"The charges relate to an offence alleged to have taken place between 21 and 25 January," a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

The 31-year-old Babyshambles frontman was one of four people questioned following Ms Whitehead's death from a suspected overdose.

Robin Whitehead, the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, elder brother of the financier Sir James Goldsmith and founding editor and publisher of The Ecologist, was making a documentary, "The Road to Albion" on Mr Doherty's former band The Libertines. Miss Whitehead was found dead in January in Hackney, London.

Libertines' Pete Doherty Charged with PossessionPeter Wolfe, 42, of Bury St Edmunds, a friend, poet, and musician of the band Wolfman, was charged with possessing and supplying cocaine. Mr Wolfe faces two counts of possessing cocaine and one charge of supplying Class A drugs.

 

Doherty associate Alan Wass, 29, previously the lead singer and guitarist in a band called Lefthand, of west London, was charged with possession.

All three remain on bail and are due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on 18 October.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 14:24
 

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An air of mystery surrounds Still Corners. The band is based in London, England and plays ethereal dreampop, but the band members prefer to be nameless and - judging from their ghostly presence in the band's sole music video "Wish" and the heavenly tones of the singer's voice - for all intents and purposes they may in truth have spirited there from the ethers.

The band's Myspace page tells us little else about its members other than they are "looking for a sunset bird in winter."

Under "About Still Corners," it states, "This music was free and discovered" - which may help resolve any copyright issues. It continues, "While walking in the woods with loved ones we DANCED as the ashes of the departed swirled about us like whirls of snow and birch tree branches heavy with ice bowed to touch our faces slowly spilling their white glass to the forest floor," and adds, "We found in the mess of these silent shapes this light show and these reflected tones."

Thankfully, the band's website has a "Bio" page which informs, "With a deep love of film and sixties-sound production, Still Corners write dreamy pop songs, full of swirling organs, big drums and lush vocals," only stopping to tell us that the band is "building on a reputation for heart-stopping live performances" and "mixing film projection with soaring soundscapes." Mystery solved.

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