Jack White
Cofounder of the Irish citizen army
Jack White
Captain James Robert "Jack" White DSO was one of the co-founders of the Irish Citizen Army.
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The Kills - The Wiltern - September 10, 2011 - LA Weekly (blog)
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Forget that singer Alison "VV" Mosshart fronts The Dead Weather with Jack White; forget that guitarist Jamie "Hotel" Hince just made an honest woman out of Kate Moss; forget that after a decade of making music, the band is finally enjoying commercial
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Jack White, Patti Smith team up for U2 tribute album - TheCelebrityCafe.com
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Jack White, Depeche Mode and Patti Smith are just a few of the names connected to the tribute album. U2 frontman Bono announced the forthcoming LP at the Toronto Film Festival, where the band is screening the documentary From the Sky Down
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Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith contribute to U2 covers album - Consequence of Sound
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Announcing the news at a press conference in Toronto this afternoon (via Rolling Stone), Bono explained that the project is being commissioned by British music magazine Q, and will see Jack White cover “Love Is Blindness”, Depeche Mode tackle “So ... -
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Five Weird Collabortions That Rival Jack White and ICP - Phoenix New Times (blog)
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6 2011 at 9:00 AM ​When the news broke last Wednesday that modern rock 'n' roll icon Jack White was pairing with the sticky, Faygo-coated Insane Clown Posse (ICP) for a "Mozart cover" called "Lech Mich Im Arsch," a simultaneous "wutttt?
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LISTEN: Insane Clown Posse & Jack White Collaboration - The Quietus
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Insane Clown Posse have just released the results of an unexpected musical collaboration with Jack White, which you can listen to via Soundcloud below. 'Lick Mich am Arsch' was originally composed by Mozart as a humorous canon to be sung at private
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Foo Fighters' show faces protest; Britney plans 30th b-day bash; Jack White ... - Manila Bulletin
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Ex-White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White is set to jam with controversial rappers Insane Clown Posse on a Mozart original. The singer-guitarist and the face-painted hip hop act hooked up recently to record the single “Lech Mich Im Arsch” (which
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Insane Clown Posse 'Hella Thankful' For Jack White Collabo - MTV.com
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era: Jack White, revered retroist, songwriter and producer, had teamed up with the Insane Clown Posse, best known for wearing face paint and spraying Faygo everywhere, to cover a lesser-known Mozart canon, the title of which, literally, translates to ... -
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Neon Hitch, Jack White, ICP And The Plague Of Useless Music - Popdust
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Its motley cast: - Jack White, now divorced from The White Stripes, who has made a second name for himself as a living Tim Burton character composed of sneer and stare and sallowness with a fedora on top. His hobbies include throwing divorce parties
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RIFF; 'A Sense of Wonder and a Sense of Humor'
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One of the many things I've learned from watching the Science Channel documentary series ''Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman'' is that someday, maybe, quantum physics will tell us conclusively whether God exists. If that happens, we'll be able to put that question aside and devote ourselves full time to pondering the existence of Morgan
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Capturing the Idling of the Motor City
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RISING nearly 20 stories above the surrounding neighborhood in southwest Detroit, Michigan Central Station is an imposing leviathan of another era. The disembarkation point for countless Motor City migrants seeking a decent wage in Henry Ford's factories, it was Detroit's Ellis Island for the journey toward middle-class life. Today, however, the
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Bob Dylan, Jack White and more record 'Lost' Hank Williams songs - Music News
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Bob Dylan, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones and more have recorded previously unheard Hank Williams songs. Rolling Stone reports that the new album The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams assembles rock, jazz and country stars to perform songs inspired
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Jack and White Release First EP, Gemini - Altsounds.com
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Brooke White and Jack Matranga are thrilled to announce the release of their debut EP, GEMINI. Set for an August 30th digital release on June Baby Records, these two talented musicians, together known as Jack and White, have created a compelling and
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Bassist Mic Todd Kicked Out Of Coheed And Cambria - Cinema Blend
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When The White Stripes disbanded after Meg and Jack White had years of trouble, it was widely expected because Jack started his far superior side projects The Raconteurs plus The Dead Weather years early. Roger Waters left Pink Floyd after his ego got
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Bob Dylan and Jack White record 'lost' Hank Williams songs - The Guardian
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A collection of Hank Williams's unfinished songs is to be released this autumn, interpreted by Bob Dylan, Jack White and Lucinda Williams, among others. Each of the compilation's 12 songs was built from ideas in the country singer's notebooks, ... - -
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Mastodon Tracklist, Jack White Honors Hank + More - Spin Magazine
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Jack White, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, and other artists will contribute songs to a Hank Williams tribute album titled The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. The set is based on lyrics and song notes penned by country legend, which were discovered
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack White
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 66
    White worked with a Liverpool-Irish anarchist, Matt Kavanagh, on a survey of Irish labour history in relation to anarchism. In 1946 White died from cancer in a Belfast nursing home.
    More Details Hide Details After a private ceremony, he was buried in the White family plot in the First Presbyterian Church in Broughshane. It was widely believed that his family, ashamed of Jack's revolutionary politics, destroyed all his papers, including a study of the Cork Harbour Soviet of 1921. However Leo Keohane, White's most recent biographer, believes that this view is unfounded: 'In conversation with the family and from the correspondence I have seen, I would surmise that it is quite probable that the papers are mouldering in some solicitors' redundant files.' His youngest son, Derrick, was a prominent member of the Scottish Nationalist Party and later the Scottish Socialist Party.
  • 1945
    Age 65
    White made a final and brief reappearance in public life during the 1945 General Election campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Proposing himself as a 'republican socialist' candidate for the Antrim constituency, he convened a meeting at the local Orange Hall in Broughshane to outline his view. A witness to the proceeding, recorded that White 'commanded a rich vocabulary of language' directed at a plethora of targets that included Adolf Hitler, Pope Pius XII, Lord Brookborough and Éamon de Valera. However, noted the reporter, White reserved particular contempt for the 'Orange Order and the Unionist Party for the control they exercised over coercion through the Special Powers Act'.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1938
    Age 58
    In 1938 they returned to White Hall in Broughshane, White having inherited it from his mother after her death in 1935.
    More Details Hide Details His return was undoubtedly prompted by the practicalities of having to provide for his new family. White received a regular income from the rent and sale of the lands attached to the estate, supplemented by occasional income from journalistic efforts. Despite the relative isolation of Broughshane, he remained in regular contact with his political associates, although the outbreak of World War II paralysed any real work.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1916
    Age 36
    When Connolly was sentenced to death after the 1916 Rising, White rushed to South Wales and tried to bring the miners out on strike to save his life.
    More Details Hide Details For his attempts, he was given three months imprisonment. Transferred from Swansea to Pentonville the day before Roger Casement’s death, White was within earshot of the next morning’s hanging. When he returned during the Irish War of Independence he was left in the political wilderness. He moved towards the newly founded Communist Party of Ireland, however he had his doubts about them and never joined. He returned to England and became involved with Sylvia Pankhurst's anti-parliamentary communist group, the Workers Socialist Federation. In 1934 a special convention was held in Athlone, attended by 200 former Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers and a number of prominent socialists, communists and trade unionists. It resolved that a Republican Congress be formed. This was a movement, based on workers and small farmers, that was well to the left of the IRA. White joined immediately and organised a Dublin branch composed solely of ex-British servicemen.
  • 1913
    Age 33
    In 1913 he proposed the creation of a workers militia to protect picket lines from assaults by the Dublin Metropolitan Police and gangs in pay of the employers.
    More Details Hide Details The notion of a Citizen Army, drilled by him, was enthusiastically accepted. Its appearance, as White recollected, "put manners on the police". He later put his services at the disposal of the Irish Volunteers, believing that a stand had to be taken against British rule by a large body of armed people. He went to Derry, where there was a brigade of Volunteers who were largely ex-British Army like himself. But he was shaken by the sectarian attitudes he found. When he tried to reason with them and make the case for workers' unity they dismissed him as merely sticking up for his own, i.e. Protestants.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1907
    Age 27
    White resigned his commission in 1907, citing disaffection with the army and its role.
    More Details Hide Details During the next few years White travelled to Bohemia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire), lived in a Tolstoyan commune in England and then travelled and worked in Canada. Arriving back in Ireland, he found Sir Edward Carson's campaign against Home Rule was beginning. This was the time when the Ulster Volunteers were created to threaten war against the British government if Ireland were granted any measure of self-rule. Jack organised one of the first Protestant pro-Home Rule meetings, in Ballymoney, to rally Protestant opinion against the Unionist Party and against what he described as its "bigotry and stagnation", that associated Ulster Protestants with conservatism. Another speaker at that meeting, coming from a similar social background, was Sir Roger Casement. As a result of the Ballymoney meeting White was invited to Dublin. Here he met James Connolly and was converted to socialism. Impressed by the struggle to win trade union recognition and resist the attacks of William Martin Murphy and his confederates, he offered his services to the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union (ITGWU) at Liberty Hall. He spoke on union platforms with people such as Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, Bill Haywood of the Industrial Workers of the World, and Connolly.
  • 1901
    Age 21
    Between 1901 and 1905, he served as aide-de-camp to his father, who was then Governor of Gibraltar, and it was here that he met Mercedes Mosley, the daughter of a Gibraltar business family and a Roman Catholic.
    More Details Hide Details Despite family objections on both sides, the couple married. White continued his military service in India and Scotland.
    He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order, The London Gazette of 2 July 1901 in its DSO citation reporting: James Robert White, Lieutenant, The Gordon Highlanders.
    More Details Hide Details For having, when taken prisoner, owing to mistaking advancing Boers for British troops, and stripped, escaped from custody and run six miles, warning Colonel de Lisle, and advancing with him to the relief of Major Sladen's force. White started to develop a dislike for the British ruling classes while in South Africa. It is said that at the battle of Doornkop he was one of the first to go over the top. Looking back, he saw one 17-year-old youth shivering with fright in the trench. An officer cried "shoot him". White is said to have aimed his pistol at the officer and replied, "Do so, and I'll shoot you".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1879
    Born
    Jack White was born on 22 May 1879, at Whitehall, Broughshane, County Antrim to Anglican parents.
    More Details Hide Details An only son, he initially followed in the footsteps of his father, Field Marshal Sir George Stuart White, being educated at Winchester College, and later at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. At the age of eighteen, White saw service with the 1st Gordon Highlanders in the Boer War in South Africa.
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