Jack White

Jack White is considered to be one of the greatest musicians of the last decade. In addition to his solo career, he has co-founded and played in bands like The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, and The White Stripes. He has enjoyed both popular success and critical acclaim throughout his career, and is named one of the key musicians to revive the garage rock genre back in the 2000s.

Early Life

Jack White was the youngest of the ten siblings, growing up in a lower middle-class family in Detroit. All his older brothers were playing in bands while he was growing up, and this clearly influenced the young Jack White. As a teenager, he would spend practically all his time listening to or playing music. His former classmates recall him as a “music nerd”, that would be obsessed with music, and didn’t spend a lot of time with friends. When he did see friends, they would always meet to play music.

The White Stripes

After playing solo gigs and stopping by some different garage bands, Jack White finally decided to bet on a band he founded with his wife Meg White in 1997, called The White Stripes. Although Jack and Meg were married, they would officially present themselves as brother and sister. Jack was the vocalist of the band, as well as playing the guitar and piano, while Meg played the drums. Meg was not an experienced drummer at the time they started the band, in fact, she had just started. With Jack being virtuous on his instruments, and Meg a bit rusty on hers, it created a special contrast in their sound, that the band got famous for. They also put a lot of attention to the visual expression, usually only performing in white and red clothes.

The band got their breakthrough with the album named “White Blood Cells”, released in 2001. The stripped-down and original sound quickly became popular with the audience as well as the critics.

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