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Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Frontman for The White Stripes, The Raconteurs
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Composer
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Full Name at Birth
John Anthony Gillis
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John Anthony "Jack" White (né Gillis; born July 9, 1975) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the 2000s. He has won twelve Grammy Awards, and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on the Billboard charts. Rolling Stone ranked him number 70 on its 2010 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". David Fricke's 2011 list ranked him at number 17.
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Frequently photographed wearing the color red, The colours white, red and black are the trademark colours of his band The White Stripes., JB Hutto Montgomery Airline guitar, Long Black Hair
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Jack White was born John Anthony Gillis on 9th July 1975 into a musical, catholic family of 10 children in Detroit. He learned to play the guitar, drums and piano. He played in many bands growing up including The Go, Two Star Tabernacle. At 17 he was offered an apprenticeship at Muldoon Studio-an upholstery shop. During his time at Muldoon Studios, he formed a band with Brian Muldoon, the owner; they produced a 3-track single called The Upholsterers. Jack went on to have his own business, Third Man upholstery at about 21 years of age. Around this time he met Meg White, a bartender, and they married in 1996. On Bastille Day 1997, the story goes that Jack was practicing guitar when he sat Meg behind a drum kit and loved how she played, child-like. They formed the band there and then with Jack playing guitar and singing and Meg on drums, they named themselves The White Stripes, after Meg's favorite sweet-peppermints. With Meg's primitive drumming, their basic sound and their uniform appearance of red and white, they made an image of being innocent and child-like, also saying they were siblings. They were signed to Sympathy for the Record Industry, and in 1999 they produced a self-titled album. By this time they had ceased living together and divorced in the year their second album, De Stijl (2000) was made. The band remained intact and signed to a bigger label, V2 Records. Under this record label they made White Blood Cells and their current album, and most popular was the 2003 Elephant. Jack furthered this fame by appearing in blockbuster civil war movie Cold Mountain (2003). He also faced a few mishaps -- including a car crash in which he broke a finger and had to have screws put into his hand, which canceled many gigs.
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Music Genre (Text)
Rock, Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Blues, Punk Blues, Country
Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Marimba
Warner Bros., V2, Third Man, Sub Pop, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Xl, Italy, Columbia
The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The Upholsterers, The Go
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Brendan Benson, Josh Homme, Julian Casablancas, Tom Morello, Eddie Vedder, Jim Jarmusch, Conan O'Brien
Nikola Tesla, Orson Welles
Grinnin' In Your Face (Son House)
Blue, Black, Yellow
Nike Arm Sleeves, White Fluevog "Jack" Boots, Fedora hats, Baby blue suit, Black T-Shirts
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Blues Metal, Gothic Blues
Scarlett Teresa White (daughter), Henry Lee White (son)
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Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Blues, Punk Blues, Country
Guitar, Drums, Piano, Bass Guitar
Goober and the Peas, A Tribe Called Quest, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Loretta Lynn
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