This timeline condenses the trajectory of the duo conformed by Jack White and Meg White, of a relatively short but impressive existence. It also includes all of Jack’s subsequent spin-offs: first The Raconteurs, then The Dead Weather, and finally his solo endeavors.
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The White Stripes History in short:
The White Stripes was a band originally from Detroit, USA, which was active from 1997 to 2007. They finally disbanded in 2010. It is worth clarifying that although in the beginning Meg and Jack said they were brothers, but they were actually married between 1996 and 2001. Later After their divorce they continued recording for ten more years, luckily.
Jack White started out playing drums, but in forming The White Stripes, Meg took on that role and he got the guitar and vocals.
In 1998 they released two singles: Lafayette Blues and Let’s Shake Hands. Then, in the studio, Jack and Meg recorded the following albums:
- The White Stripes (1999)
- De Stijl (2000)
- White Blood Cells (2001)
- Elephant (2003)
- Get Behind me Satan (2005)
- Icky Thump (2007)
There are several live albums that were released as a series, of which we will only highlight the documentary film Under Great White Northern Lights, recorded during Icky Thump’s tour in 2007 and released in 2009.
Of the aforementioned, Elephant is considered his best album, since it contains the cult hit Seven Nation Army and other highlights such as The Hardest Button to Button and I don’t Know What to do with Myself. White Blood Cells is also a particularly notable album for containing Fell in Love with a Girl. Said this, it is a band that has not released bad records in its career.
In 2020 the first compilation, The White Stripes Greatest Hits, sees the light.
Post-White Stripes Projects
According to Jack White, The White Stripes ceased to exist in 2010 due to Meg’s disinterest. By 2006 Jack had formed The Raconteurs, where he is also the lead voice and guitar, with whom he released the three albums listed below:
- Broken Boy Soldiers (2006)
- Consolers of the lonely (2008)
- Help us Stranger (2019)
In addition, as a drummer Jack White formed The Dead Weather with Alison Mosshart (vocals, The Kills), Dean Fertita (guitar, Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (Bass, The Raconteurs). The group also released three albums:
- Horebound (2009)
- Sea of Cowards (2010)
- Dodge and Burn (2015)
Always being a very active person, Jack White, did take his time to go solo:
- Blunderbuss (2012)
- Lazaretto (2014)
- Boarding House Reach (2018)
On Meg White’s account, she has always been out of the public eye.
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