How Much Does Jack White Love Vinyl? This Much: $200,000

Here are two more reasons to admire Jack White:

1.  Last month, he donated $142,000 to bail out Detroit’s Masonic Temple, a music venue that was threatened with foreclosure.

2.  He’s just donated $200,000 to the National Recording Preservation Foundation, a two year-old organization dedicated to preserving recorded musical works.

This means that everything from wax cylinders and 78 RPM records to rare audio tapes (including, one supposes, 8-tracks) will be preserved for all time.  Good on ya, Jack.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “How Much Does Jack White Love Vinyl? This Much: $200,000

  • July 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Mr. White knows how important historic recordings/venues are to current and future generations of music lovers.
    My kids thank him.

    Spin some vinyl today, you'll feel better.


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