The White Stripes

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The White Stripes
Meg White and Jack White at the 2007 Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain
Meg White and Jack White at the 2007 Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain
Background information
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
GenresGarage rock, punk blues, blues-rock, alternative rock, garage punk
Years active1997–2011
LabelsWarner Bros., V2, Third Man, Sub-Pop, Sympathy for the Record Industry. XL, Italy
MembersJack White
Meg White

The White Stripes were an American rock band from Detroit, Michigan. There were two people in the band:

The garage rock duo were known for their trademark red, white, and black colors and clothing, their frequent use of the number three, and their peppermint motif.

Their debut album was titled The White Stripes. It was released in 1999. Their second album was De Stijl. It was released in 2000. They became very famous in 2001 when they released their third album White Blood Cells, because of the song “Fell In Love With a Girl”. Their fourth album, Elephant, won a Grammy Award. It was released in 2003. Their fifth album, released in 2005, was titled Get Behind Me Satan. Their most recent album, Icky Thump, was released in June 2007. They also released a live album (a recording of a concert) called Under Great White Northern Lights in 2010.

Jack and Meg White were married when they started the band, but have since divorced. They did not want people to know that they were once married and told the public that they were brother and sister. Jack has remarried and has two children, Scarlett and Henry Lee.

After a long break, the White Stripes officially announced the end of the band on February 2, 2011.

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