John Cory Hassall was born in London on 17th February 1981. He went to school with Johnny Borrell of Razorlight. His favourite band, and main influence, is The Beatles, though he has said he also likes Beethoven, Bach and The Smiths.
Hassall played bass guitar with The Libertines until their split in 2004, known for his confident, demure stance onstage, while bandmates Peter Doherty and Carl Barât engaged in mic-sharing, onstage banter and fighting. He sang lead vocals on just… read more