In the past, I was close to an individual of a very localized landed status, who was nicknamed and known in the past and in several communities as "White Rabbit".

He also made the spectacular claim that in one of the early albums of the band Kansas, he was directly referenced in the liner notes, with a phrase "...with special thanks to White Rabbit" or some similar verbiage.

Locating album covers is one thing—locating accurate and intact scans of liner notes or whole albums is a bit more daunting of a task.

The answer to this question has eluded me and my efforts for quite some time.

  • idk the answer, but sometimes people surprise you... you assume their story is just so much hot air, then they surprise you by having the previously-claimed famous connection sitting at their dinner table when you walk in. [no names but it's happened to me] – Tetsujin Mar 26 '17 at 16:30
  • You could check on Discogs... sometimes people add scans of covers and inner sleeves. You just have to browse in all their registered releases :) – Bebs Mar 26 '17 at 16:36

It's tough to prove a negative in this case, but in looking through LP scans on Discogs of all Kansas's early albums up to and including 1979's Monolith, I haven't found any mention whatsoever of "White Rabbit". Most of the 1970s LPs do have "Special Thanks" type sections though, so perhaps he was thanked under a different name? I'm assuming "White Rabbit" is a nickname of some sorts.

As a complete list, I checked the following Discogs album scans:

I should note as well that googling "kansas" "white rabbit" returned no results of note.

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    thanks for the effort in using that resource (that until now I did not realize was as deep!) and I am positive that "White Rabbit" was the term used. – PhasedOut Mar 29 '17 at 13:55
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    +1 Joe, I also checked (sometimes had to increase the image size to read) and no mention to a "White Rabbit"... – Bebs Jun 29 '17 at 12:40

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