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The White Stripes celebrate their 20th anniversary by streaming first ever live performance

On this day 20 years ago, July 14, 1997, a musical duo going by the name of The White Stripes made their  live debut with a three-song performance during The Gold Dollar Detroit’s open mic night.

Today, to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary, Jack White’s Third Man Records has released a recording of the aforementioned debut show for the first time ever.

The White Stripes’ The First Show: Live On Bastille Day exhibits Jack and Meg White’s redition of folk song “St. James Infirmary’, before moving into ‘Jimmy The Exploder’ and then ‘Love Potion #9’.

Starting to feel all nostalgic yet? Well give it a bloody listen then: