January 16 in music history



2001 - by decision of UNESCO, this day is celebrated annually as World Beatles Day.

1988 - Tina Turner made it into the Guinness Book of World Records by performing for the largest paying audience.

1957 - The Cavern Club opened in Liverpool and became the launching pad for The Beatles.

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Singer Sade is 64 years old.
Sade is a British singer of Nigerian origin, music and lyrics composer, arranger and producer, leader and sole vocalist of the band Sade.
In 1982, as a member of the band Pride, she met Stuart Mathewman and Paul Spencer Denman. Together with Paul Cook they formed a separate band called Sade and began to write their own material.
On October 18, 1983, Sade signed a recording contract with Epic Records. All subsequent Sade albums - Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe, The Best Of Sade, Lovers Rock, Lovers Live, Soldier of Love - were released on that label.