The White Stripes

American rock band

The White Stripes were an American rock duo from Detroit, Michigan. There were two people in the band: Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano, and bass) and Meg White (drums, percussion, and vocals). They are influential in the 2000s indie rock and garage rock revival.

The White Stripes
The White Stripes performing at the O2 Wireless Festival in 2007
The White Stripes performing at the O2 Wireless Festival in 2007
Background information
OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years active1997–2011
LabelsWarner Bros., V2, Third Man, Sub-Pop, Sympathy for the Record Industry. XL, Italy
MembersJack White
Meg White

The White Stripes started in Detroit, and released two albums: their self-titled debut (1999) and De Stijl (2000). They became famous with their third album, White Blood Cells (2001). Their fourth album, Elephant (2003), won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Their last two albums, Get Behind Me Satan (2005) and Icky Thump (2007), each won the same award. After a break, they ended in 2011.

The White Stripes were known for presenting in strictly red, white, and black colors, and their frequent use of the number three. Jack and Meg White were married when they started the band, but divorced after its formation. They did not want people to know that they were once married, and told the public that they were brother and sister.





The White Stripes won a lot of awards. They won three Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Two of their albums are on ''Rolling Stone'''s "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.[7][8] Rolling Stone called them the sixth greatest duo of all time.[9]



Studio albums


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  7. Rolling Stone – Special Collectors Issue – The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 2012. ISBN 978-7-09-893419-6.
  8. Stone, Rolling (2020-09-22). "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2023-04-23.
  9. "20 Greatest Duos of All Time". Rolling Stone. December 17, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2020.

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