Jack White

Jack White (often credited as Jack White III) was born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975. He is an American musician, record producer and occasional actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for The White Stripes. During the 1990s, White was a part-time musician in various underground bands in Detroit, while working by day as an upholsterer. White formed The White Stripes in 1997 with then-wife Meg White. The band went on to have a string of critically-acclaimed albums, with their third, White Blood Cells, catapulting them to international stardom. Jack was ranked #17 on Rolling Stone magazine'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 Loretta Lynn, whose 2004 album Van Lear Rose he produced and performed on, Beck, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. In 2005, White became a founding member of the rock band The Raconteurs. In 2009, he became a founding member of his third group, The Dead Weather. Of Canadian and Polish descent, White, the youngest of ten children (seven sons, three daughters), was born in Detroit,
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    Beaver County Times, Pa. 1 day ago
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