Drummer Meg White (the White Stripes)
The White Stripes

Meg White

December 10, 1974, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Meg's then-husband Jack White spent much of the 1990s hopping from band to band. Meg first tried playing drums in 1997. In Jack's words, “When she started to play drums with me, just on a lark, it felt liberating and refreshing. There was something in it that opened me up.” The two then began calling themselves The Red and White Stripes (because Meg favored peppermint candies) and soon played their first gig at the Gold Dollar in Detroit. In keeping live performances to three basic elements, Jack did the guitar and vocal work while she played drums. ~ Wikipedia: Meg White ~ retrieved November 20, 2013 © Wikipedia

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December 10, 1966 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (1) The New Vaudeville Band, Winchester Cathedral ~ #2 (5) Donovan, Mellow Yellow ~ #1 (2) The Beach Boys, Good Vibrations


Meg White ~ Ranked #46 Gigwise Greatest Drummers Of All Time in 2008 ~ The other White Stripe may not enjoy the accolades, column space or celebrity relationships of Jack. She may also be left at home while Jack goes gallivanting off with his Raconteur chums. Yet Meg is undoubtedly the queen of lo-fi drumming today armed with an unconventional, slightly messy but highly effective style. ~ 2008 © Gigwise

The White Stripes

The history of the White Stripes has been manipulated and falsified by Jack and Meg White, who repeatedly told journalists that they were brother and sister. In fact, the couple were married in 1996 and divorced in 2000. Insisting that she is indeed Jack's sister, Meg White has only revealed that she was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a wealthy suburb east of Detroit. Jack White, however, admitted to being the son of a maintenance man and a secretary, and claimed to be one of ten children. The story that they were not actual siblings was revealed in Time magazine in June of 2001, but Jack insisted to Sinclair, “We will be brother and sister till the day we die.” ~ Musicianguide: The White Stripes ~ retrieved July 2, 2013 © Musicianguide

The White Stripes were the 2000's most influential new band, thanks to a sound that mixed classic blues with smart, boisterous, and vibrant punk-rock. ~ Rolling Stone: the White Stripes ~ retrieved July 2, 2013 © Rolling Stone

The White Stripes ~ Ranked #12 Q Magazine 50 Bands You Must See Before You Die in 2002.

In 2008 three White Stripes albums made it to the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die ~ Elephant (2003) ~ Get Behind Me Satan (2005) ~ White Blood Cells (2001)

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