Jack White

Born 9 July 1975.

White Stripes/Raconteurs

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Jack White: Why blues LPs are so important

Jack White on the vital importance of blues LPs. Interview by Elizabeth Alker.

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Biography

Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis; July 9, 1975), often credited as Jack White III, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. He is best known as the vocalist, guitarist and pianist of the White Stripes which disbanded February 2011. On April 24, 2012, White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss which received wide critical acclaim.

He is ranked No. 70 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". White's popular and critical success with The White Stripes enabled him to collaborate as a solo artist with other renowned musicians, such as Beck, the Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, Wanda Jackson, Electric Six, and Loretta Lynn, whose 2004 album Van Lear Rose he produced and performed on. In 2006, White became a founding member of the rock band the Raconteurs. In 2009, he became a founding member and drummer of his third commercially successful group, the Dead Weather. He was awarded the title of "Nashville Music City Ambassador" by the Nashville mayor Karl Dean in 2011.

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  • Founded Third Man Records

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Blunderbuss

    Blunderbuss 2012

    Reviewed by Paul Whitelaw
    After all these years, there's still nobody quite like him.