“The White Stripes? They’re brother and sister,” you say. Well, so do they. But not everyone is aware that Jack and Meg White are not siblings; they met in 1994, when Meg White was a bartender and Jack Gillis was a band-hopping musician-slash-upholsterer.
He owned his own upholstery business, called Third Man Upholstery. The pair married in 1996, and Jack took Meg’s surname. Meg had never played the drums before she picked up the sticks during one of Jack’s rehearsals.
She was a natural, and they started rehearsing together, eventually playing their first live show in 1997. They divorced in 2000, before reaching any national level of fame. By the time most people were aware of the White Stripes, the two were presenting themselves as siblings.