This Day In Rock. The WHITE STRIPES
Megan Martha "Meg" White was born in Grosse Pointe Farms (a suburban town bordering Detroit), Michigan, on December 10, 1974. She’s best known for her work with Jack White in the duo The White Stripes. On an impulse, she played on Jack's drums in 1997. The two decided to form a band and began performing two months later, calling themselves The White Stripes because of their last name and Meg's preference for peppermint candy. The band quickly became a Detroit underground favorite, before reaching national, then international fame. White has been nominated for various awards as a part of the White Stripes, and has received four Grammy Awards.
Meg calls herself "very shy", and has kept a very low public profile.
While on tour in support for The White Stripes' sixth studio album, ‘Icky Thump’, Meg suffered a bout of acute anxiety, and the remaining dates of the tour were cancelled. After a few public appearances, and a hiatus from recording, The White Stripes announced in February 2011 that they would be disbanding. Meg White has not been active in the music industry since.