Class of 2015 Vote
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Who will join Shelly Grafman, Richard Miller, Chuck Berry, Radio Rich Dalton, Mark Klose, Michael McDonald, John Ulett, Mama's Pride, Pavlov's Dog, Poco and more in the SLCR Hall of Fame? YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD!!

 

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Voting closes September 15, 2015. Winners to be announced & awarded at the 2015 Extreme St. Louis Celebrity Trivia Night.

  The Admiral (Institution/Venue)
Art Deco style excursion steamship on the Mississippi, held Teen Towns, CYC Dances and many other functions during its life as an operating riverboat from 1907 to 1979.

Later became a floating casino before being sold as scrap in 2011.

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  Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah (Outside Influence)
Chicago-based rock group best known for the 1971 Perfect Klassic "Lake Shore Drive".
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  The Ambassador Theatre (Institution/Venue)
Opened in 1926 and demolished in 1996, the Ambassador was home to many early KSHE-sponsored rock concerts at Locust and 7th Street downtown. It's historic dressing room autograph wall is still often discussed.
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  Skip Battin (Outside Influence)
Clyde "Skip" Battin (1934-2003) was a member of The Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Flying Burrito Brothers. Considered a great bassist, he is perhaps best remembered in St. Louis for his Klassic "St. Louis Browns" from 1972.
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  Mel Bay (Executive/Other)
Born in Bunker, MO in 1913, Mel Bay moved to St. Louis and then Kirkwood to make it as an professional. He taught over 100 students a week, later publishing his instructional method. He died in 1997.
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  Beatle Bob (Executive/Other)
How does a local band know they've made it? When Beatle Bob appears at one of their gigs. For over 30 years and 10,000+ gigs. Beatle Bob does a one-man dance marathon at locations all around the St. Louis area.
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  Gary Bennett (DJ)
One of the first KSHE DJs starting in 1968 and staying with them until 1994, Bennett was an instrumental force in the development of what KSHE evolved to under Shelly Grafman. He originally did "Feats at Five" (and now does it online) and it was a Saturday afternoon feature followed by "The Dead End", a Grateful Dead set at 6.
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  J.D. Blackfoot (Outside Influence)
Ron Stevens saw a copy of "The Ultimate Prophecy" in a cutout bin at a Woolworth's and bought it because he liked the cover. He played the title track the next day and the phones lit up. The rest is history. Also history is the Live in St. Louis 1982 concert...a concert "everyone" was at..and perhaps the best live album to be fully recorded in St. Louis.
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  Blue Cheer (Outside Influence)
Blue Cheer is often credited as one of the very earliest pioneers of heavy metal and their version of "Summertime Blues" has been cited as the first heavy metal song. Also known for powerful covers of "Parchment Farm" and "Satisfaction".
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  Bob Burch (DJ)
"If you're recording, start your machines now." Bob also added a bit more eclecticism to KSHE's playlist playing a wider variety of tracks than many of his colleagues going deeper into progressive and jazz-fusion rock.
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  Ed Ceries (Executive/Other)
In 1961, Ceries, an engineer for KSD and KSD-TV, invested his knowledge and life savings into building his own FM station, "The Lady of FM" - KSHE.
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  The Checkerdome/The Arena (Institution/Venue)
Opened in 1929, demolished in 1999, the Arena (or The Checkerdome as known during it's concert heyday from 1977 to 1983) was the site of many of St. Louis' major concerts in the 1970s and 1980s.
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  Billy Coma (Local Artist)
Now-defunct local act from the turn of the millennium known for their high energy as well as their musicianship.
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  Contemporary Productions (Institution/Venue)
Formed by Steve Schankman and Irv Zuckerman (both below), Contemporary (formerly CEA; Continental) was St. Louis' main promoter in the 70s, 80s and beyond, including, but of course not limited to, Superjam.
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  J.C. Corcoran (DJ)
Perhaps St. Louis rock radio's most controversial figure, he begin his St. Louis career as the morning host for KSHE during the mid-eighties with his show, "The Morning Zoo" with John Ulett and Joe "Mama" Mason.
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  Don Corey (DJ)
One of the first KSHE DJs from 1968 to 1973, Don and his personality fit in with the midnight to 6am time slot where he could experiment with the format, much to the delight of the overnight crowd - including a handmade "remix" of "Don't Bogart That Joint" by Fraternity of Man.
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  Miles Davis (Local Artist)
Born in 1926, this Alton native is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer died in 1991 and was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
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  The Disc Connection (Institution/Venue)
Founded in 1981, The Maplewood store became what can be considered as the start of the revival of St. Louis Classic Rock with it's focus on the Klassics of the 60s and 70s at the beginning of the CD era, helping to bring artists like Gypsy and Heartsfield to a new medium and to a new audience. Unlike chain stores, The Disc Connection could find rare and imported titles and also offered best-of Klassics CDs.
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  Divine Sorrow (Local Artist)
Riverfront Times Best Rock album of 2012 and Best Rock Band winner Divine Sorrow is a progressive hard rock band.
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  Gene Edlen (Local Artist)
As the Godfather of local hard rock, from the mid 60's through the early 80's, Edlen and his various bands (Rush, Gene Edlen Band) were the most powerful local acts around.
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  Joe Edwards (Executive/Other)
The owner of Blueberry Hill and The Pageant, Joe Edwards has helped revitalize the Delmar Loop by renovating buildings, encouraging business and founding the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
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  El Monstero (Local Artist)
St. Louis' own Pink Floyd Tribute act having formed in 1998, El Monstero was created by members of the '90s-present band Stir.
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  Ron Elz (DJ)
Besides being the original Johnny Rabbitt at KXOK in 1964, he was KSHE's first program director. He continues to be a radio fixture (now on KMOX) as well as local icon.
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  Fazio's Frets & Friends (Institution/Venue)
Locally owned instrument, repair and musical instruction store since 1978.
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  Frederick's Music Lounge (Institution/Venue)
Freddie Friction's Chippewa club, a fixture for many South St. Louis local acts until it's closing in 2006.
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  A Full Moon Consort (Local Artist)
A Full Moon Consort formed from members of previous bands Jake Jones, King of Hearts and The Rockets. Per KSHE, their 1978 LP "The Men in the Moon" was the best selling album in St. Louis when it came out. Their live performances were innovative including playing in planetariums with a light show at Michigan State University.
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  Joy Grdnic (DJ)
At 17 as KSHE's"Joy in the Morning", she was the youngest female on-air radio personality in the country.
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  Gypsy (Outside Influence)
Minnesota-based Gypsy was known nationwide primarily for their single "Gypsy Queen Part 1 and 2", but in St. Louis many tracks became Klassics including "Dead and Gone", a Perfect Klassic and second in the Top 95 KSHE Klassics (as voted on by listeners).
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  Ted Habeck (DJ)
Since starting at KSHE in 1973, he was a major figure at the station for over a decade - including becoming program director - before continuing at other stations into the 2000s.
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  Sammy Hagar (Outside Influence)
The Red Rocker hit the scene big in Montrose before launching a successful solo career. He joined Van Halen in 1985 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with them 2007. He often credits the fans of St. Louis and KSHE-95 as helping launch his career.
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  Pat Hagin (Executive/Other)
Talent manager at Mississippi Nights, and later business partner with Joe Edwards on various Loop-related projects including The Pageant.
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  Head East (Outside Influence)
Head East formed in central Illinois in 1969, releasing their first album Flat as a Pancake in 1974. Klassics include "Never Been Any Reason", "Love Me Tonight", "Since You Been Gone" and "Jefftown Creek".
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  Heartsfield (Outside Influence)
This Chicago-based vocal rock group had four albums in the 1970s with such Klassics as "House of Living", "Shine On" and "Racin' the Sun".
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  Bob Heil (Executive/Other)
The southern Illinois native is the father of modern rock sound systems creating them for The Grateful Dead, The Who and more. He is also an innovator in the field of amateur radio and his Heil Talk Box was made famous by Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton and others.
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  Jimi Hendrix (Outside Influence)
It's Jimi F-in Hendrix!!!
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  Johnny Rabbitt (Don Pietromonaco) (DJ)
As KXOK's top talent from 1964-1969, and through KXOK's partnership with Prom Magazine, Pietromonaco and his cast of characters (including Bruno J. Grunion) would entertain St. Louis teens who could call the KXOK request line to "Blab it to the Rabbitt". His tenure included some of the highest ratings ever recorded in St. Louis radio at that time.
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  Jeremiah Johnson (Local Artist)
Current rising start in the blues-rock scene, his various band incarnations have been blending rock and horns locally and on various tours to support their three CDs to date.
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  Johnnie Johnson (Local Artist)
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, pianist and songwriter Johnson moved to St. Louis in 1952 where he put together a jazz & blues trio. When his guitarist had a stroke, he found a last minute replacement for a New Year's Eve gig named Chuck Berry. They played and toured together until 1973.
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  Jimmy Lee Kennett (Local Artist)
Beloved blues-rock musician who passed away last year, he played with Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Jimmy Vaughan, Bugs Henderson as well as many local acts.
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  Gary Kolander (DJ)
At KSHE from 1976 to 1981, Gary is best known as the driving force behind the KSHE Seeds LPs, also promoting local talent on the air, mixing their songs into playlists with internationally known groups and sharing his knowledge of the bands and their histories.
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  Bob Kuban (Local Artist)
Best known for his hit "The Cheater" with The In-Men, Bob Kuban also was prominent in advancing the burgeoning music scene of the mid-60s, helping promote and support local artists.
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  Pat Liston (Local Artist)
A founding member of, and the key writer and lead vocalist for Mama's Pride, he is now one of the hardest working local artists in St. Louis with 15+ gigs a month showcasing Mama's Pride songs, work from his three solo CDs (and future? ones) and cover tunes.
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  Jim Manley (Local Artist)
The acclaimed St. Louis jazz trumpeter has four critically applauded recordings and travels the world headlining festivals.
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  Joe "Mama" Mason (DJ)
DJ at KSLQ (1976-1978), KCFM (1978-1979), KSHE (1979-1987) and KSD-FM (1987-1993), Joe was a fixture in St. Louis radio at it's height in the 70s and 80s.
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  Gayle McCormick (Local Artist)
The Pattonvile High graduate joined a group named Smith as primary vocalist, before recording three solo albums. Smith's version of "Baby It's You" charted higher than the original by the Shirelles, and her solo "It's A Cryin' Shame" hit #44.
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  Mississippi Nights/Steve Duebelbeis (Institution/Venue)
Located on First Street in Laclede's Landings from 1979 to 1997, Mississippi Nights hosted music festivals local acts and national visitors. Steve Duebelbeis, the first owner was also nominated. George Thorogood & the Destroyers' album Live: Let's Work Together features tracks recorded at Mississippi Nights.
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  Missouri (Outside Influence)
The Kansas City band is known primarily for "Movin' On" and interestingly is much more renowned in St. Louis than that lesser Missouri town on the other side of the state.
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  Orange Julius @ Northwest Plaza (Institution/Venue)
Where else would you go to get concert tickets in the late 60s/early 70s for KSHE Sponsored events?
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  The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (Outside Influence)
This band, who play a mixture of rock, country, bluegrass and pop, formed in Springfield, MO in 1972 and are most widely known for their single "If You Wanna Get To Heaven" in 1974.
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  The Pageant (Institution/Venue)
Haivng opened in 2000, The Pageant is St. Louis' premier midsize venue, located in the Loop. It has frequently been cited in various magazines rankings as one of the best clubs worldwide in terms of ticket sales.
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  Peaches Records (Institution/Venue)
Just about every major city had a Peaches, but the local one on Hampton definitely catered to local tastes and gave great support to local groups as well.
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  Billy Peek (Local Artist)
This St. Louis native and blues guitarist played lead for Rod Stewart from 1977 to 1982, toured with Chuck Berry and has three albums of his own.
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  Prince Knight (Ron Lipe) (DJ)
One of the few true radio veterans at the beginning of KSHE, Prince Knight brought his knowledge and experience not just in rock, but in music in general, to the mostly-teenage DJ crew at KSHE, influencing what was to come...
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  Rainy Daze (Institution/Venue)
Located at 14100 Olive Street Road in Chesterfield, The Rainy Daze Club hosted not only many local artists on the rise but also acts like The Amboy Dukes, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop and The Stooges
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  Randy Raley (DJ)
From 1985 to 1998 Randy, at KSHE, dominated the afternoon 4-8pm slot, consistently being #1 or #2 in the key 25-54 demo. He now continues spreading Klassics and more via his internet radio station PlanetRadio.us
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  Record Exchange (Institution/Venue)
THE place to find LPs, 45s, 78s, cassettes (yes cassettes) and more in St. Louis. It is currently located at a former city library at Hampton and Eichelberger where it's inventory is bursting the building at its seams.
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  Bob Reuter (Local Artist)
A photographer, author, KDHX host, musician and all-around underground artist who sadly passed away in 2013. The "King of South St. Louis" was one of the forerunners of the area’s punk, rock and alt-country scenes.
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  Johnny Rod (Local Artist)
This local bassist's tenures King Kobra and W.A.S.P. has made him well known amongst glam metal and hard rock fans.
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  Steve Rosen (DJ)
At KSHE from 1968 to 1972 and later at WRTH and KADI, Steve continues his passion for music and for St. Louis' spot in classic rock history and was instrumental with Terrye Seigel in the first Radio Reunion (at House of Rock).
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  Joe Rusch (Executive/Other)
Currently owner of EPIC STL marketing, promotions, special event company, Joe was previously director of Emmis Marketing Group, sales manager for KHits for 15 years and for Zimmer Broadcasting for 6.
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  Rusty Springs (Institution/Venue)
Once located at the corner of Manchester and Kingshighway, Rusty Spring was home to many local acts including Mama's Pride as they began their rise in St. Louis.
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  Steve Schankman (Executive/Other)
Along with Irv Zuckerman (below), founder of what became Contemporary Productions.
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  Steve Scorfina (Local Artist)
Mike (McDonald) and The Majestics, The Good Feeling, REO Speedwagon, Pavlov's Dog, Somerville-Scorfina Band (on the KSHE Seeds II LP) and beyond....Steve has witnessed and been a part of the St. Louis rock scene since the early 1960s.
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  Terrye Seigel (DJ)
The KADI legend was also the driving force behind both Classic Rock Radio Reunions in 2011 (at House of Rock) and 2012 (at Ameristar featuring Missouri, Head East, David Surkamp, Superjam, Sammy Hagar and more).
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  Spectrum Headshop/Akashic Records (Institution/Venue)
Besides being a headshop, the back room, Akashic Records, was one of the first sources for underground music as well as lesser known English imports in the early 70s. It was also the first store in St. Louis to sell used records.
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  Stages (Institution/Venue)
This Granite City venue hosted many local acts and national ones including Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Matheny, Shooting Star, and Arlo Guthrie.
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  Tom Starr (Executive/Other)
Tom has has over 20 years as a Music Entertainment Executive with a concentration in Marketing and Promotion at Major record labels across the country helping breaking and developing artist to platinum+ success.
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  Ron Stevens (DJ)
Ron was a DJ during formative years of KSHE 95 in the 70s, becoming the program director and host of the afternoon drive show. He also (see above) is the local discoverer of J.D. Blackfoot.
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  Stonehenge (Institution/Venue)
The Lebanon, IL venue sadly burned down in 1989. Besides hosting local talent like Mama's Pride and A Full Moon Consort, Faustus and The Sheiks, the venue hosted national acts like Cheryl Dilcher, Chris Hillman and The Ramones.
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  The Stooges (Outside Influence)
The Ann Arbor band led by Iggy Pop from 1967 to 1974 was one of the first major proto-punk bands, influential also to alternative rock and heavy metal.
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  Tok (Local Artist)
The brothers Basler were voted Best Rock Band in St. Louis 2013 by Riverfront Times listeners.
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  Trip Daddys (Local Artist)
Inspired by early Rock and it's blend with R&B and Country, The Trip Daddys have been playing in St. Louis and elsewhere for almost 20 years.
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  Ike & Tina Turner (Local Artist)
From "Proud Mary" to "I Want to Take You Higher", the East St. Louis-based duo and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (1991) were considered an explosive combo, rivaled only by James Brown in terms of musical spectacle.
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  The Way Out Club (Institution/Venue)
Located on Jefferson near Gravois, the eclectically decorated venue hosts many up-and-coming out of town artist but dedicates a special focus for local groups just starting out.
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  The Wildey Theatre (Institution/Venue)
Opened in 1909 and renovated in 2011, The Wildey in Edwardsville, IL now brings to the area many Klassic artists such as Gypsy, Wishbone Ash, Pat Travers, Zebra, Wet Wille and Leon Russell.
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  Ike Willis (Local Artist)
This vocalist and guitarist was a regular in Frank Zappa's studio and touring bands from 1978 until 1981 starting with playing "Joe" in "Joe's Garage".
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  Irv Zuckerman (Executive/Other)
Along with Steve Schankman (above), founder of what became Contemporary Productions.
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