About Jack White
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Jack White owned a furniture upholstery shop in Detroit before forming his breakout band, The White Stripes, with his then-wife, Meg.
∙ The White Stripes’ bluesy, guitar-heavy sound was credited with inspiring a garage rock resurgence that included The Strokes, The Hives, and The Black Keys.
∙ Originally conceived as part of a James Bond theme song, the bass-like riff in The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” has become a sports anthem heard in stadiums around the world.
∙ All of White’s solo albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and 2014’s Lazaretto set a record for the highest one-week vinyl sales (more than 40,000) since tracking began in 1991.
∙ He’s released dozens of albums under his Third Man Records label and produced Loretta Lynn’s critically acclaimed 2004 comeback, Van Lear Rose.
∙ A 12-time Grammy Award winner, White was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.
∙ Between them, his indie-rock supergroups The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather have notched a total of seven Top 10 albums and just as many Top 10 songs.
BORNJuly 9, 1975