Ever since a May 2014 Rolling Stone cover story dubbed Jack White "Rock & Roll's Willy Wonka," there's seemingly no other way to describe the enigmatic musician/label head.
Of course, White, who celebrates his __ birthday today (July 9), certainly has provided a lot of evidence to earn such a nickname...like when he made a guitar using a scrap piece of wood and a glass Coca-Cola bottle...
A clip from the Sony Pictures Classics archive IT MIGHT GET LOUD Directed by Davis Guggenheim
...or how he founded Third Man Records and launched his quarterly Vault package series...
Sign up now for Vault Package #13 (www.thirdmanrecords.com/vault) which includes a 12" LP of the White Stripes first-ever live show recorded at the Gold Dollar in Detroit on August 4, 1997 pressed on white vinyl.
...or when produced the "World's Fastest Record" on Record Store Day in 2014...
On April 19th, 2014 - RECORD STORE DAY - Jack White and Third Man Records succeeded in delivering the World's Fastest Studio-to-Store Record to fans in Nashville! See how we made the magic happen step by step in this video tracking the day's events... Directed by Michael Carter / Produced by Max A.
...or when he opened his very own vinyl pressing plant this year!
Third Man Records is proud to announce the official opening of its state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in the heart of Detroit's historic Cass Corridor neighborhood.. The past year has been spent investing creative energy and passion into crafting a meticulously designed boutique vinyl record production facility with a unique customer experience, providing visual evidence to visitors of vinyl's beauty and importance.
You get the idea; Jack White is pretty amazing, but what has been his "Most Willy Wonka Moment" ever? Vote in the poll below and let us know what you think!
Did we forget a moment? Vote other, and put us on blast in the comments!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)