The White Stripes – “We’re Going To Be Friends” Live at Freeman’s Bay Primary School NZ (2003)

“We’re Going To Be Friends” children’s book available now:

If there was ever a lyric destined for the pages of a children’s book, this is it. Jack and Meg White have performed the song for kids since the beginning. In October 2003, the audience was the student population of Freeman’s Bay Primary School in New Zealand. The White Stripes tour manager at the time was a close personal friend of the principal of the school. Jack and Meg provided a nice primer on American blues history and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves in this sweet, innocent performance that has been kept mostly under-wraps in the fourteen years since it took place. WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS (Third Man Books, 2017) the children’s book is available at bookstores everywhere.

About the author and illustrator:

Jack White is a twelve-time Grammy-winning musician, producer, and actor. He is best known for his work in the bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, and as a solo artist. In 2009 he also founded his own record label, Third Man Records.

Elinor Blake, a.k.a. singer/songwriter April March, is a Disney trained animator first hired at age eighteen by Paul Reubens for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, in a studio so large there was rollerskating around the drawing boards after hours. She then went on to work with some of the best known artists and directors in movies and television, among them Ralph Bakshi, Quentin Tarantino, Nick Park, and John Kricfalusi. She’s animated everything from Coke to Crest Toothpaste and everyone from Ren & Stimpy to Bugs Bunny, not to mention Frank Zappa (whom she just mentioned). This is her first children’s book.

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