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us: Adé, Sunny

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Variants

    • us: Adé, King Sunny
    • us: Adeniyi, Sunday
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Associated Local

        (naf) Nigeria
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Ondo (Nigeria)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Island Records
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (lcsh) Singers
        • Organization: (lcsh) Soul musicians
    • Gender

    • occupation

        Green Spots (Musical group)
          Sunny Aldade Records
            Nigerian Musicians Union
              African Beats (Musical group)
                Nigeria-Africa Song Label
            • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

            • Sources

              • found: Juju music [SR] p1982: label (King Sunny Adé) container insert (Sunny Adé)
              • found: OCLC 18618549 (hdg.: Adé, King Sunny)
              • found: Hooked to music, 1996: p. 100-101 (Nigerian guitarist; b. Sept. 1946 in Ondo, Nigeria)
              • found: King Sunny Adé, 1989: pref. (Sunday Adeniyi)
              • found: New Grove dict. of mus. WWW site, Oct. 13, 2004: Adé, "King" Sunny [Adeniyi, Sunday] (b. Oshogbo, Nigeria, 1946; Nigerian performer, "King" of Jùjú music)
              • found: Nigeria-Arts.Net WWW Home page, Aug. 9, 2007 (King Sunny Adé; singer, composer, guitarist)
              • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed October 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Adé, King Sunny; Sunday Adeniyi Adé; popular singer, soul musician; born 22 September 1946 in Ondo, Ondo, Nigeria; joined the musical group of singer Moses Olaiya and his Rhythm Dandies (1963); formed his own group the Green Spots (1966); recorded many albums with the Nigeria-Africa Song Label (1967-1972); renamed his band the African Beats and set up his own record label, Sunny Aldade Records (1974); his beloved album Synchro System Movement drew influences from Fela Kuti's Afro-Beat style (1976); his group expanded to roughly twenty members and featured expensive synthesizers, tenor guitars, and many dancers (1979); his group African Beats recorded with Chris Blackwell (1982); Island Records dropped him (1984); became head of the Nigerian Musicians Union; the most popular juju artist of his lifetime)
            • LC Classification

              • ML420.A27
            • Change Notes

              • 1991-12-31: new
              • 2015-03-19: revised
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