Born: July 9, 1975
Jack White (né Gillis), often credited as Jack White III, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. He was best known as the guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of The White Stripes until they split in February 2011, as well as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.
The White Stripes was an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of the songwriter Jack White (vocals, guitar, and keyboards) and drummer Meg White (drums and occasional vocals). Jack and Meg White were previously married to each other, but are now divorced. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, the White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew them attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Under Blackpool lights – full Concert:
(recorded: January 27 and 28, 2004)
Album of the day:
- “Blowin’ in the Wind” is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” has been described as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind”.In 1999, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
B-side “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right“ Released August 1963 Format 7″ single Recorded July 9, 1962,
Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
Genre Folk Length 2:48 Label Columbia Writer(s) Bob Dylan Producer John H. Hammond
- Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.* In 2003 Scott’s final studio album with AC/DC, 1979’s Highway to Hell ranked 199 on Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.* In 2004 the song “Highway to Hell” that Scott co-wrote with Malcolm and Angus Young ranked 254 on Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.* In the July 2004 issue of UK magazine Classic Rock, Scott was rated as number one in a list of the “100 Greatest Frontmen,” ahead of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.
- John Ronald “Mitch” Mitchell (9 July 1947 – 12 November 2008) was an English drummer, best known for his work in The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
- Lee Hazlewood (July 9, 1929 – August 4, 2007), born Barton Lee Hazlewood was an American country and pop singer,songwriter, and record producer, most widely known for his work with guitarist Duane Eddy during the late 1950s and singer Nancy Sinatra in the 1960s.
- Bill Randle (March 14, 1923 – July 9, 2004) was an American disc jockey, lawyer and university professor.He was born William McKinley Randle Jr. in Detroit, Michigan. In Detroit, he hosted a popular show on WJLB-AM radio (now WDTK) called The Interracial Goodwill Hour, featuring rhythm and blues music and hot jazz. As a pioneering disc jockey at radio station WERE in Cleveland, Ohio he helped change the face of American music. In the 1950s, Time Magazine called Bill Randle the top DJ in America. His popularity and huge listening audience allowed him to bolster the careers of a number of young musicians, including The Four Lads, Bobby Darin, and Fats Domino.