Pete Doherty has spoken for the first time about the death of Amy Winehouse.
The former Libertines man knew the singer and they did hang around together for a while.
Doherty said, “I’m struggling with fucking everything because I’m so bewildered about what happened to Amy. I was in bed when I heard the news of her death. Someone had to wake me up to tell me. I couldn’t take it in and still can’t. Coming to terms with what has happened is almost impossible. It’s hard to think she’s not with us anymore.”
They were both seen from time to time staggering around London together. Pete usually had a guitar over his back and they were, again usually, trying to get into wine bars and pubs that were closed.
They did, on one particular occasion, end up at Amy’s and I have on good authority that they both recorded some music together. Don’t know exactly what they recorded…it could’ve been Baa, Baa, fucking Black Sheep for all I know.
In their short time on this earth, they probably would have lost, snorted, injected or smoked any recordings that they may have done…which is a shame.
Amy was, and Pete still is, fantastic song-writing artists…which means the ‘druggy love’ recordings may never see the light of day.
They both sometimes had an ‘out of it’ snog in public, but they were both off their faces they probably thought they were kissing there respective partners of the time.
Doherty was released from prison last month after serving two months of a six month sentence for cocaine possession.
He could face a return to jail though, after he allegedly broke into a record shop in Germany and stole a guitar.
If found guilty, he could face another five years in prison.
But Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse are still the most innovative song writers of our time…let’s hope Pete doesn’t go all the way like Amy did.
by Wallace McTavish