But band members Peter Doherty, Carl Barat, Gary Powell and John Hassall, along with friend Jai Stanley - who all have a stake in the business - will no doubt hope to improve its past reputation.

According to review site Trip Advisor 57 per cent of guests rated Palm Court 'terrible'.

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A second solo album, One Man (2002), followed shortly thereafter and was nearly as successful as its predecessor, spawning another pair of singles (“One Man,” “Let Me Live”) and breaking into the Top Five of the R&B album chart (number 20 overall).

His third album, Sex Love & Pain, issued in 2007, was subsequently nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Album.

Preceded by a handful of typically seductive slow jams issued as singles, Savage was released in 2017.

Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over.

Complaints included semen-stained bedding, moldy bathrooms, shabby decor and broken floorboards.

One man even blamed the hotel for giving him his first nightmares in 20 years.

Rock-n-roll stars are known for trashing hotel rooms.

But, in a bizarre twist on that image, The Libertines have bought a hotel that some unkind reviewers may describe as trashy.

The seven-bedroom seafront hotel had been on the market for £500,000 earlier this year with planning permission to convert it into four flats.

With a sauna, hot tub and gym it would also have made a luxury family home, according to estate agent Lovetts.

Its “Please Don’t Go” was nominated for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.