White Stripes

White Stripes band name origins - Mint candyWhen John Anthony ('Jack') Gilles married Meg White he took the surname of his wife. Yet the name of these united rock stars and stripes does not seem to pin down the band name: it is believed to have come from Meg’s preference for a band name that would reflect something of her childhood sweets. Names like Bazooka (from Bazooka Joe?) and The Peppermints were proposed, considered and rejected. In the end it became The White Stripes, according to reports because this was Meg’s favourite candy: peppermint flavoured sweetness with red and white stripes.

Active: 1997-2011, USA
Site: http://www.whitestripes.com/

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