Wednesday 20 September 2017

Jack White's musical children

Jack White and Karen Elson's children are already musical
Jack White and Karen Elson's children are already musical

Jack White has revealed his children have inherited his musical tastes.

The rocker is father to Scarlett, who turns four on May 2, and two-year-old Henry with British model wife Karen Elson.

Jack told The Times: "They're very musical - they're quite funny in how intently they pay attention to things."

He added: "We listen to old 78rpm records a lot together. I'll show 'em how to wind up the gramophone and they'll put things on. Scarlett really loves Edith Piaf."

The 34-year-old musician - who is a member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and has released solo material - is often touring so he likes to take his family on the road with him.

Jack revealed: "Paul McCartney used to take his kids everywhere, never had a nanny I heard. So it can be done, it just becomes part of the scenario. At first it's overwhelming, then you look at other people - some mother will tell you she went back to her nine-to-five job two weeks after giving birth. That's really no different to us. Maybe we're more spoilt - we don't have to go the office," he smiles. "You can't take your family to the office."

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