Ongoing History Daily: Jack White’s band resume

Let’s try and count all the bands that Jack White has been in, shall we?  There are the easy ones: the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather.  But let’s dig deep. 

  • He was in a band called the Upholsterers with his old boss, a guy who ran a furniture re-covering business. 
  • He was in a band called the Hentchmen, an old Detroit band where he sang and played guitar.  They have one album–which you can still find. 
  • He was the drummer in a band called Goober and the Peas under his old name “Jack Gillis.” 
  • And for a while, he was in a band called “The Go.” 
  • This doesn’t count any of the production work he’s done for people like Loretta Lynn or the James Bond stuff he did with Alicia Keys.  Or all the guest appearances he’s made on other albums.

Yesterday’s Ongoing History Daily post was a recommendation of a great book on the history of recorded sound.

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 “Ongoing History Daily: Jack White’s band resume

  • August 2, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    My favourite Jack White guest appearance is on Electric Six’s “Fire” album, on the song “Danger! High Voltage” where he is credited as John S. O’Leary. Legendary work.


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