JACK WHITE ! Happy 40… Awesome Blues Man

Jack White was born as John Anthony Gillis in Detroit, Michigan (US) on July 9, 1975
it seems like the man is already around for several decades – probably because he is a
24/7 artist with different bands/jobs and never gets out of sight: The White Stripes / The Raconteurs / The Dead Weather (new album in September) / Solo / Producer / Third Man Records / countless collaborations here and there – let’s celebrate the blues man’s 40th birthday with one of my favorite tracks on his 2012 debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss‘ – let’s roll…


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…and his 40th birthday seems a good occasion to remember the first ever time I saw Jack White performing (with The White Stripes) – it was in Belgium in a 300 capacity club in Brussels in 2001 – after support act The Von Bondies finished their set I suddenly saw Jack White behind the sound mix table, nobody else recognised him (I already knew his face from photos in NME magazine) – impulsively I stepped up to him, I said hello, we shook hands and talked about five minutes about The Stripes’ music, then he was gone to the dressing room, came back on stage and played a hell of a concert with Meg White banging her drums like it was her last ever show – quite some special memory – still have the ticket of course….

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Special memory…

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