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Jack White

American musician and record producer

Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis, July 9, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American singer, guitarist, composer and actor. He is best known as one half of The White Stripes with his ex-wife Meg White.

Jack White
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Jack White performing with the Dead Weather at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2009.
Background information
Birth nameJohn Anthony Gillis
Born (1975-07-09) July 9, 1975 (age 44)
Detroit, Michigan, USA
GenresRock, alternative rock, garage rock, blues rock, punk blues
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, organ, bass, drums, marimba, mandolin, xylophone, clavioline
Years active1990–present
LabelsWarner Bros., V2, Third Man, Sub Pop, Sympathy for the Record Industry, XL, Italy
Associated actsMeg White, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Stephen Colbert, The Upholsterers, The Go, Loretta Lynn, Beck, Holly Golightly, Soledad Brothers, Alicia Keys, Wanda Jackson, The Black Belles, The Rolling Stones, Black Milk, Lanie Lane, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Karen Elson, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi
Notable instruments
1965 JB Hutto Montgomery Airline
1970s-era Crestwood Astral II
Gretsch Penguin
1950s-era Kay Hollowbody
Custom Gretsch Triple Jet
Custom Gretsch Jupiter Thunderbird
Custom Gretsch Anniversary Jr."Triple Green Machine"
Ludwig Drums

Because of his successful career with The White Stripes, he has gotten the chance to work many other famous musicians, including Bob Dylan and Loretta Lynn. He has performed many different genres of music, including blues music, folk music, alternative rock, garage rock, and indie music, among other music, in his songs.

He married model Karen Elson in 2005. They currently have two children, Scarlett Teresa White and Henry Lee White. As of today, they live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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