Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley welcomed Jack yesterday with a Key to the City at the King Records building. Mr. White was in Cincinnati headlining the third day of the Bunbury Music Festival. Joined by King Records legends Otis Williams, Philip Paul, and Bootsy Collins, Mayor Cranley recognized Jack for performing at the festival and for his efforts to honor the King Records legacy and to preserve music in general.
“Jack White has been an unfailing supporter of King Records,” said Mayor John Cranley. “Jack has actually covered Little Willie John’s song, I’m Shakin’, which on the original recording our own Philip Paul played the drums, and he recently wore a King Records shirt in a cover story for Q magazine.”