The final album lands the top spot in the UK charts.
The one-man, one-woman band disbanded in 2011. But who could ever forget The White Stripes, really?
The American rock duo of Meg (drums and backing vocals) and Jack (vocals, guitar, and keyboard) White rocked the world in a way that not even some five-piece ensembles could. Their garage rock, punk and blues infused sound got the fans howling and the critics applauding.
On this same day in 2007, The White Stripes’ sixth and final album, Icky Thump, went number one in the UK album chart. It was then nominated for four Grammys: Best Alternative Album, Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The album bagged the honors for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for its carrier single.
Here’s the music video of that award-winning single from that last but award-winning album of The White Stripes!
The once-married couple who pretended to be siblings caught attention not only for their music, but also for their red, white and black dress code. This color scheme, which made Meg and Jack White icons in their own right, are the same hues that were used when the Meg Diana+ and Jack Holga were created.
In case you’ve forgotten, Lomography had a collaboration with this awesome twosome. Read all about it in the White Stripes Lomography microsite