Jack White has a private bowling alley in his house in which he keeps a bowling ball for Bob Dylan.
A new profile in The New Yorker on the musician describes his home in Nashville, including a three-lane bowling alley. In the outbuilding in which the alley is housed are a rack of balls for White’s friends.
The New Yorker‘s Alec Wilkinson writes that “each dedicated ball has a name tag, and some of the balls are painted fancifully—Bob Dylan’s has a portrait of John Wayne.”
The piece also reveals a host of rare items that White owns, including Leadbelly’s New York City arrest record, James Brown‘s driving license from the ’80s and a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from June 1938, which includes Superman’s first published appearance.
Among the items listed in the article is also the first demo recording Elvis Presley ever made, dating from 1953. White is said to have bought it for $300,000 (£245,192) from an auction.
“If I’m going to invest in something, it has to have meaning to me, something that has historical value and can be passed on,” he told The New Yorker. “If I buy Elvis’ first record, and we are able to digitise it and release it, and people can own it, or I can preserve this comic book, it is cooler than buying some Ferrari or investing in British Petroleum.”
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