Jack White of the White Stripes was born July 9, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. The golden child of his rock generation turns 30 today. Happy birthday, old man!
I wonder how the newlywed will celebrate his birthday? Hmm…
I first noticed him playing SNL in support of White Blood Cells. “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and “We Are Going to Be Friends” both knocked my socks off. That and the Elephant album slowly burrowed their way into my consciousness over the last couple of years. His collaboration with Loretta Lynn on the Grammy winning Van Lear Rose didn’t hurt.
The awe inspiring Get Behind Me Satan has, however, convinced me that Jack White is indeed the greatest thing since sliced bread.