First published in 1868 - Whitaker's annual Almanack is packed full of all the facts, figures and trivia about the year gone by.
Whitaker's Take 2016 has all the most vital information about what's been happening the first twelve months.
How much do you remember?
It's been a great year for music - another spectacular Glastonbury has been and gone, Adele has dropped a record breaking album and streaming services have continued to revolutionise how we listen.
We still, of course, did terribly at Eurovision.
If you consider yourself a music lover, you'll remember all the important events this year.
Right? Take our quiz to test yourself.
How did that go?
‘Whitaker’s 2016’ (£75, Bloomsbury). Order for a reduced price (and free p&p) from The Independent Bookshop, tel: 08430 600 030
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