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Adé, Sunny

LC control no.n 91129995
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationML420.A27 Biography
Personal name headingAdé, Sunny
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Variant(s)Adé, King Sunny
Adeniyi, Sunday
Associated countryNigeria
Birth date19460922
Place of birthOndo (Nigeria)
AffiliationIsland Records
Green Spots (Musical group) Sunny Aldade Records Nigerian Musicians Union African Beats (Musical group) Nigeria-Africa Song Label
Profession or occupationSingers Soul musicians
Found inJuju music [SR] p1982: label (King Sunny Adé) container insert (Sunny Adé)
OCLC 18618549 (hdg.: Adé, King Sunny)
Hooked to music, 1996: p. 100-101 (Nigerian guitarist; b. Sept. 1946 in Ondo, Nigeria)
King Sunny Adé, 1989: pref. (Sunday Adeniyi)
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)
Nigeria-Arts.Net WWW Home page, Aug. 9, 2007 (King Sunny Adé; singer, composer, guitarist)
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)