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Encyclopedia > Billy Ocean
Billy Ocean
Birth name Leslie Sebastian Charles
Born January 21, 1950 (1950-01-21) (age 58) Fyzabad, Trinidad
Origin Trinidad
Genre(s) Rhythm and blues, Pop, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1976 - to date
Label(s) GTO, Epic, Jive

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Fyzabad, Trinidad[1] [2]) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues-tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the top British-based R&B singer / songwriter of the 1980s.[3] He waited seven years after scoring his first four UK top 20 hits, before accumulating an impressive run of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones.[3] is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fyzabad is a town in southwestern Trinidad, south of San Fernando, west of Siparia and northeast of Point Fortin. ... For other uses, see Trinidad (disambiguation). ... For other uses of the word Trinidad, see Trinidad (disambiguation) Motto Together we aspire, together we achieve Anthem Forged From The Love of Liberty Capital Port of Spain Largest town Chaguanas [1] Official languages English Demonym Trinidadian, Tobagonian Government Republic  -  President George Maxwell Richards  -  Prime Minister Patrick Manning Independence  -  from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... R&B redirects here. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fyzabad is a town in southwestern Trinidad, south of San Fernando, west of Siparia and northeast of Point Fortin. ... For other uses, see Trinidad (disambiguation). ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... R&B redirects here. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Transatlantic (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ...

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Biography

He was born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago to Grenadian parents, and moved to England with his family at the age of eight.[2] In his teenage years, he sang regularly in London clubs.[2] He also worked as a tailor in London's Savile Row as a teenager.[4] He released his first single in 1972 on Spark Records as Les Charles. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... A tailor attending to a customer in Hong Kong. ... Savile Row Savile Row 3 Savile Row, 2007 Savile Row occupies a quiet corner of Mayfair in central London near Bond Street and is famous for its mens bespoke tailoring. ... Teen redirects here. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Spark Records was a record label started by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. ...


By 1975 he adopted the name Billy Ocean, taking the surname from the 'Ocean Estate' where he lived in East London. The following year, 1976, was when he recorded his debut album, Billy Ocean, with its first single release, "Love Really Hurts Without You," charting at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and number 22 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. More hits followed, including as "L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)". He also wrote songs for other artists such as LaToya Jackson.[2] In 1981 he hit the U.S. R&B chart with "Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)". See also: 1970s in music. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article is about the musical composition. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... La Toya Jackson La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and the middle child of the Jackson family. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ...


Ocean's period of greatest success began with Suddenly in 1984 and its main single "Caribbean Queen". The song's title and lyrics were changed for different regions, such that the song is also known as "African Queen" or "European Queen". The song won Ocean the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards. The album's title track also became a hit, and the song "Loverboy", while also being a #2 US hit in 1985, from the album, was also the background music for the first scene of the popular UK BBC One TV series, Casualty, in 1986. See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) is a song by Billy Ocean. ... Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Casualty is the longest running emergency medical drama series in the world[1], first broadcast in 1986 and transmitted in the UK on BBC One (with repeats on UKTV Gold). ... The year 1986 in television involved some significant events. ...


Ocean appeared at Live Aid in 1985, singing "Caribbean Queen" and "Loverboy", from the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... John F. Kennedy Stadium (or JFK Stadium, originally known as Philadelphia Municipal Stadium) was an open-air stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that stood from 1925 to 1992. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


His 1986 album Love Zone also sold well. It included the hit singles "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" (the theme from the film The Jewel of the Nile, this was a number one hit in the UK and a number two in the U.S.; and "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" (a U.S. number one, and also a major UK hit). When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going is a popular song originally recorded by Billy Ocean in 1986. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The Jewel of the Nile is a sequel to the 1984 romantic adventure Romancing the Stone featuring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, the stars of the first film. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Therell Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) is a 1986 single by Billy Ocean. ...


In February 1986, Ocean's video of "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" was banned by the BBC, due to non-union members (including Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito) miming to backing vocals.[5] A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation) Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Lip synchronization is the synchronization of audio signals (sometimes with corresponding video signals) so that there is no noticeable lack of simultaneity between them. ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ...


Ocean's next album, Tear Down These Walls (1988) featured another number one single, "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car", whilst the album was certified platinum.[2] See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Categories: | ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...


Though his popularity has been proven with consistently strong record sales, Ocean is not without his critics, some of whom take issue with Ocean's tendency to write his songs according to a pop formula. "Billy Ocean's voice is no more innocuous, and no more distinctive, for that matter, than that of Freddie Jackson, James Ingram or Jeffrey Osborne", writes Rolling Stone's Rob Hoerburger. "The reason Ocean's had more pop success than the others seems to have been his uncanny ability to recycle past hits. "Caribbean Queen" was merely a dressed-down "Billie Jean"; "Loverboy" just a bit less than "Urgent"; and "Suddenly" an echo of "Hello". Familiarity, it seems, breeds the Top Ten".[4] A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Music critic. ... Freddie Jackson (born Frederick Anthony Jackson on October 2, 1956, Harlem, New York City, NY) is an American soul singer. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Jeffrey Osborne (born March 9, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American funk and R&B musician, and former lead singer of the band L.T.D. Osborne is the youngest of 12 children and is part of a musical family. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... Urgent is the title of a 1981 song by prominent American Rock band Foreigner, from their album 4. ... Hello is a song by Lionel Richie. ...


His later albums, such as Time to Move On, Love is For Ever (also known as L.I.F.E.) and Showdown, failed to spawn hits, but his 1989 Greatest Hits collection has been a steady seller over the years. Ocean's last studio album for Jive was Time to Move On, which he recorded in Chicago with R&B star R. Kelly. It turned out that R. Kelly had been a long-time admirer of the way Ocean was able to mix the more emotive soul style with a crossover pop vibe.[6] ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... R&B redirects here. ... R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ...


In 2002, the University of Westminster awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music.[7] The awards ceremony took place in the Barbican Centre, in London.[8] He continues to tour and record in Europe. He lives in Sunningdale, Berkshire with his wife of 27 years, Judy; and their three children Cherie, Antony and Rachel. Ocean is now a patron for Tech Music Schools in London[9], made up of Drumtech, Vocaltech and Guitar-X. He regularly visits to hold clinics and seminars for the students. The University of Westminster is a university in London, England, formed in 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, which allowed the London Polytechnic (Polytechnic of Central London or PCL ) to rename itself as a university. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Barbican Arts Centre and lakeside terrace Interior - concert hall foyer; library and gallery above Interior - concert hall with orchestra The Barbican Arts Centre opened in 1982, after a long and at times painful gestation which dated right back to the area having been badly bombed during World War II. Situated... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This page is about the town. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Generally, patronage is the act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ...


In October 2007, Ocean commenced his first British tour for over 15 years.[10] In February and March 2008 he is scheduled to tour Australia and the Far East.[11] This article is about the Asian regions. ...


Contemporary influence

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Discography

Albums

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  • Billy Ocean (GTO 1976)
  • City Limit (GTO 1980)
  • Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (Epic Records 1981) #152 U.S.
  • Inner Feelings (Epic 1982)
  • Suddenly (Jive Records 1984) #9 UK, #9 U.S.
  • Love Zone (Jive 1986) #2 UK, #6 U.S.
  • Tear Down These Walls (Jive 1988) #3 UK, #18 U.S.
  • Greatest Hits (Jive 1989) #4 UK, #77 U.S.
  • Time to Move On (Jive 1993)
  • L.I.F.E. (Love is For Ever) (Jive 1997) (Double album compilation of 'Greatest Hits') #7 UK
  • Emotions in Motion (Time Music International 2002)
  • On The Run (Planet Media 2003)
  • Let's Get Back Together (Jive 2003) #69 UK
  • The Ultimate Collection (Jive 2004) #28 UK
  • Showdown (Jive 2004)
  • Can You Feel It (K-tel 2005) (available exclusively on Apple's iTunes Music Store)
  • YBC! (Jixxtaposition Records 2007)

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Singles

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Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Dance UK Singles Chart Album
1976 "Love Really Hurts Without You" 22 - 8 2 Billy Ocean
1976 "L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)" - 55 - 19
1976 "Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before)" - - - 12
1977 "Red Light Spells Danger" - - - 2
1979 "American Hearts" - - - 54 City Limit
1980 "Are You Ready/Stay The Night" - - 83 42
1981 "Nights (Feel Like Gettin' Down)" - 7 4 - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)
1982 "Calypso Funkin'" - 72 - - Inner Feelings
1984 "European Queen (No More Love On The Run)" - - - 82 Suddenly (European version)
1984 "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)" 1 1 1 6 Suddenly
1985 "Loverboy" 2 20 1 15
1985 "Suddenly" 4 5 - 4
1985 "Mystery Lady" 24 10 - 49
1985 "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" 2 6 31 1 The Jewel of the Nile soundtrack
1986 "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" 1 1 - 12 Love Zone
1986 "On The Run (Hold On Brother)" - - 48 -
1986 "Love Zone" 10 1 - 49
1986 "Bittersweet" - - - 44
1986 "Love is Forever" 16 10 - 34
1988 "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" 1 1 25 3 Tear Down These Walls
1988 "Calypso Crazy" - - - 35
1988 "The Colour of Love" 17 10 - 65
1988 "Stand and Deliver" - - - 97
1989 "License to Chill" 32 33 - 81 Greatest Hits
1990 "I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else's Bed)" - 60 - -
1993 "Everything's So Different Without You" - 91 - - Time to Move On
1993 "Pressure" - - - 55

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See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated with disco. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) is a song by Billy Ocean. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going is a popular song originally recorded by Billy Ocean in 1986. ... The Jewel of the Nile is a sequel to the 1984 romantic adventure Romancing the Stone featuring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, the stars of the first film. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Therell Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) is a 1986 single by Billy Ocean. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Categories: | ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ...

See also

This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Singles Chart, from its inception in 1952 to the present. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ... This is a list of Euro disco artists and their popular songs. ... This is a list of prominent people from the Eastern Caribbean, the Guianas, and the Bahamas. ...

Ocean penned songs recorded by other artists

[2]

For other uses, see La Toya (disambiguation). ... Millie Jackson is an African-American R&B singer. ... Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford, February 18, 1952, in Macon, Georgia), is a jazz and R&B singer. ... Ray, Goodman & Brown, known as The Moments until 1979, was originally a doo-wop-styled soul music trio made up of baritone Al Goodman, tenor Billy Brown, and frontman falsetto-tenor Harry Ray. ... Boyzone are a popular Irish boy band of the 1990s. ... The Dells are one of the longest standing R&B groups; formed in 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, and still going as of 2005. ... The Nolans, previously billed as The Nolan Sisters are siblings from Ireland, who reached the peak of their success as a vocal act in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ...

References

  1. ^ Biography on his official website
  2. ^ a b c d e f All Music Guide biography - accessed January 2008
  3. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums, 19th, London: Guinness World Records Limited, p. 402-403. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b Musicianguide.com biography - accessed January 2008
  5. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years, 1st, London: Reed International Books Ltd, p. 415. CN 5585. 
  6. ^ Ticketline.co website mini-biography
  7. ^ Whatever Happened To (weht.net) - accessed January 2008
  8. ^ TCM Breaking News @archives.tcm.ie
  9. ^ Retroland.com biography - accessed January 2008
  10. ^ Manchestereveningnews.co.uk article
  11. ^ Audience.uk.com tour information

External links

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