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Colorado Vinyl

This is a list of albums and singles released from the late fifties until the late seventies. Most of these recordings were made by performers from within Colorado, some were the product of artists who passed through and had their record released here.


A B C D E F G H J K L M O P R S T V W Z




The Astronauts

45's:
"Come Along Back/Tryin' To Get To You"
Palladium 610
1962
"Baja/Kuk"
RCA 47-8194
1963
reaches #94 nationally.
"Hot Doggin'/Every One But Me"
RCA 47-8224
1963
with PS
"Competition Coupe/Surf Party"
RCA 47-8298
1964
"Go Fight For Her/Swim Little Mermaid"
RCA 47-8364
1964
"Theme From 'Ride The Wild Surf'/Around & Around"
RCA 47-8419
1964
"I'm A Fool/Can't You See I Do"
RCA 47-8463
1964
"Almost Grown/My Sin Is My Pride"
RCA 47-8499
1965
"Tomorrow Is Gonna Be Another Day/Razzmatazz"
RCA 47-8545
1965
"The LaLaLa Song/It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
RCA 47-8628
1965
"Main Street/In My Car"
RCA 47-8885
July 1966
"I Know You, Rider/Better Things"
RCA 47-9109
1966?
"Movin/Come On Everybody"
Victor spv-12
Released only in Japan.
"Koi o Suranana/Che Che Che"
Victor 1254
Released only in Japan.
"James Bond Theme/Goldfinger"
Victor 1525
Released only in Japan.
"Taste Of Honey/Thunderball"
Victor 1647
Released only in Japan.
EP's:
"Surfin' With The Astronauts"
RCA spc-1128
"Beat! Astronauts! Rock!"
RCA spc-1203
ALBUMS:
"Surfin' With The Astronauts"
RCA lsp-2760
1963
"Everything Is A-OK!"
RCA lsp-2782
1964
"Competition Coupe"
RCA lsp-2858
1964
"Astronauts Orbit Campus"
RCA lps-2903
1964
"Go...Go...Go!"
RCA lsp-3307
1965
"Rockin' With The Astronauts"
RCA prm 183
1965
promotional lp?
"Favorites For You, Our Fans, From Us"
RCA lsp-3359
1965
"Down The Line"
RCA lsp-3359
1965
"Travelin' Men"
RCA lsp-3733
1967
"Instrumental Album"
RCA shp-5519
Japanese only.
"In Japan"
RCA shp-5539
Japanese only.
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Al Basim

Iranian guitarist with a trio of Denver University students.
The story is that Basim was killed in Iran for working with a Jewish musican on this lp.
Album: "Revival, Music By Al Basim"
1978


The Beast

Popular in the Colorado Springs area, where they were based during the period
when these lps were released. Members include Bob Yeazel.
45: "Move Mountain(You Got It)/Communication"
Evolution 1028
ALBUMS:
"Prelude For Today"
Cotillion sd 9012
1969
"Higher & Higher"
Evolution 2017
1970


Beggar's Opera Company

45: "Flashing Sun Things/Strange True Love"
Tower 357??
1968
Promotional only? With x-Moonrakers & Soul Survivors members.


Bhendilum Roc

Colorado Springs hard rock band.
45: "Just As Easy/A Man Like Me"
Death records
1974


The Boenzee Cryque

Notable for the membership of George Grantham and Rusty Young, who left in 1968
to help start Poco.
45s:
"Still In Love With You Baby/Sky Gone Gray"
Chicory ch-406 and Uni 55012
1967
"Watch The Time/You Won't Believe It's True"
Uni 55022
1967
ALBUM:
Pysch-Out (Soundtrack)/one track "Ashbury Sunday"
Sidewalk st-5913
1968


Tommy Bolin

ALBUMS:
"Teaser"
"Private Eyes"


Scotti Bruning

Scotti had been a member of Colorado Springs groups: Maysville Crossing and Quorum in the late sixties. He released four self-produced lps in the early and mid seventies until his death in 1978, when he was killed on a highway in Utah.
ALBUMS:
"Bar Chords"
?
"Mazeville Crossing" with Cary Steinberg Strawberry
sr-333
"Scotti For Friends"
Strawberry #1
"Growing Pains"
Strawberry sr-486


Joey Buffalo and the Sonics

Pueblo Hot Rod instrumental.
45: "No Credit/Ladder Of Happiness"
(No Label/1963?)
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The Capricios

45: "I Found A New Love/same"
Innotimate it-100
1964?


The Ceeds

Around town they were "The Seeds".
45s:
"Too Many People/You Won't Do That"
Emlar 1001
Spring 1966
"Motherless Children/Louie, Come Home"
December 1966 Acetate


The Chandells

Pueblo Group.
45: "We Are The Ones/Little Girl, Pretty Girl"
Chanteur nps-102
1966


The Chasers

Colorado Springs band.
45s:
"You Can't Buy Love/I'm Sure"
CLW 45-6597
1965
"Believe Me/Rainy Duffy's Blues"
Round & Round Records rr 4504
1966
"Let Me Kiss Away Those Teardrops/Unchain My Heart"
Top Ten r-2299
1967


Chirco

This group was from Fairfield, Connecticut. The label was based in Denver.
Album: "Visitation"
Crested Butte records
late 1972
45: "Mr. Sunshine/Golden Image"
Crested Butte 1200 w/PS
1972


The Clones Of The Pioneers

A Colorado Springs band often seen at the Hungry Farmer during 1979/80.
45: "Shama Lama Ding Dong/Oh, Pretty Woman"
First 1
1979
Issued with a black & white picture sleeve.


Judy Collins & others.

First appearance of Judy Collins on record, two years before her first Elektra release.
Album: "Folk Festival at The Exodus Club"
Sight and Sound records 1002
1960
five songs by Judy Collins.
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Dave & The Saints

45: "Leavin' Surf City/Fever"
Bandbox 341
1964


The Doppler Effect

This group may have been from Denver.
45: "God Is Alive And Well In Argentina/Memphis Woman"
Ego wcs 1626
1967?
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Earth Opera

Album: Earth Opera
from Otis
1975?


The Elopers

A one-shot effort by Manitou Springs High Schooler: Randy Weatherington.
45: "Music To Smoke Bananas By/Peak Beat"
kcms #1287
September 1967


Mick Emeson

Former member of Denver's Galaxies band.
45: "Union Man/Union Man"
Crested Butte cbr 1203
1973


The Esquires

Pre-Soul Survivors band.
45: "Profit/That's Why I'm Blue"
Delft m1264
1965


Euphoria

45: "Somebody Listen/Dedication Of Sally & Cher"
Bandbox bb 393
1969
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The Fabulous Fremonts

"Gee Whiz/Watermelon Man"
Valerie 2003
1961?


The Fantastic Zoo

This band had been known as the Fogcutters.
45: "Midnight Snack/This Calls For A Celebration"
Double Shot 105
October 1966
45: "Light Show/Silent Movies"
Double Shot 109
February 1967


Fender Benders

45: "Scooter/Head'n'Shoulders One, Two, Three"
Chicory 403
1966


Firefall

45's:
"Livin' Ain't Livin'/Love Isn't All"
Atlantic 3333
1976
"You Are The Woman/Sad Ol' Love Song"
Atlantic 3335
1976
"Cinderella/Dolphin's Lullaby"
Atlantic 3392
1977
"Just Remember I Love You/Just Think"
Atlantic 3420
1977
"So long/Piece Of Paper"
Atlantic 3452
1977
"Strange Way/Anymore"
Atlantic 3518
1978
"Goodbye, I Love You/Baby"
Atalantic 3544
1978
"Sweet & Sour/Wrong Side Of Town"
Atlantic 3566
1979
ALBUMS:
"Firefall"
Atlantic 18174
1976
"Luna Sea"
Atlantic 19101
1977
"Elan"
Atlantic 19183
1978


Tony Flacco

Student from Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs.
45: "Sole Composition/One Way Love"
Round 'n Round 4502
1967


The Flame-Outs

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets.
45: "Fun Girl/I Won't Cry"
CWUWF
1966


Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids

45s:
"Muleskinner Blues/Teenage Eyes"
Epic 10630
Nov. 1972
"At The Hop/She's So Fine"
Epic 11043
1973
"Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)/The Way I Feel Tonight"
Epic 10102
1974
"Good Times Rock & Roll/It's Hard (To Break The Ice)"
Private Stock psr 45006
1974
"Hot Summer Girls/Time Will Tell"
Private Stock psr 45026
1975
"Did You Boogie (With Your Baby)/Maybe It's All In My Mind"
Private Stock psr 45079
Oct. 1975
"See My Baby Jive/same"
Private Stock psr 45134
1977
Albums:
"Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids"
Epic ke 31787
1973
"There's No Place Like Chrome"
Epic ke 32488
1974
"Sons Of The Beaches"
Private Stock ps 2003
1975
"Rock & Roll Forever"
Epic PEG 33465
1975


The Fogcutters

Denver University group.
45s:
"Cry, Cry, Cry/You Say"
Carthay 777 and Liberty 55793
1965
"Casting My Spell/I Want Your Love Again"
Charter cr 1217
Nov/Dec 1965
"It's My World/That's Where I'll Be"
Charter cr 1218
1965


Freddy-Henchie & The Soulsetters

This group may have released more singles and perhaps an album.
45s:
"Folsom Prison/Popcorn Baby"
Tower 479
1969?
"Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um/?"
Bell 951
Nov. 1970
"Funky To The Bone/I Want To Dance, Dance, Dance"
Reprise rep 1175
1973
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Gallery

Boulder group?
45: "Little Boy Blue/Little Balloon Boy"
Mira 252
1967?


Genesis

"crude pyspunk, wild guitar", Colorado?
45: "Follow The Sun/?"
Rayo 107
19??


Tim Gilbert

Member of The Rainy Daze.
45: "If We Stick Together/Early October"
Uni 55045
December 1967


Glass Menagerie

Album: "I Love My Music"
universal audio 2121
19??
album recorded in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


The Golden Gate Doorknob

This band did not have any members from Colorado, although released in Denver.
45: "Grass Roots/All You People"
Coroa 101
1969


Goverment Issues

"pop instrumentals"
45: "Chowtime/Qui C'est Ca"
Ceb 10002
19??


Green Giants

This group was from Nebraska, but recorded in Colorado Springs.
45: "You're Gonna Lose That Girl/Pity Me"
Round 'n Round 4501
1967


Grubstake

Album:
1977
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Hardwater

With members of the Astronauts, minus Bob Demmon.
Also released a single under the name Sunshine Ward.
Album: s/t
Capitol st 2954
1968
45: "City Sidewalks/Not So Bad"
Capitol 2230
1968
45: "Plate Of My Face/Good Old Friends"
Capitol 2373
January 1968


Jack Hardy

Album: s/t
Great Divide records gdsr 1759
1971


High Seas

Denver doo wop style group.
45: "We Go Together/Sunday Kind Of Love"
D-M-G 4000
1960


The Higher Elevation

45's:
"Diamond Mine/Crazy Bicycle"
Chicory 408
1967
"Here Comes Sunshine/Thoughts Of Lila"
Liberty 56016
1968
"Country Club Affair/Summer Skies"
Liberty 56035
1968
"Odyssey/Highway 101"
Liberty 56094
1969
The Diamond Mine 45 was released as "Dave Diamond and The Higher Elevation".


Danny Holien

Mr. Holien is from Cannon Falls, Minnesota. He was the leader of the Shades and later formed the group: Midwest.
Album: s/t
Tumbleweed records tws 102
1972
45: "Colorado/Red Wing"
Tumbleweed twsa-1004


Horses

Production by Gilbert/Carter, the Colorado connection of the group is unconfirmed.
Actor Don Johnson was a member of the group.
45: "Class Of '69/Country Boy"
White Whale 301
1969
45: "Frieght Train/?"
White Whale 320
1969
Album: "?"
White Whale ?
?
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Jade

Featuring Monty Baker (x-Trolls), Cabell Shepard (x-New World Blues Dictionary), Marty Spritzer (x-Chandells). This band played in Pueblo, Canon City & LaJunta around 1969.
45: "That Was Yesterday/I'm Leaving You"
Jade 55-769


Jaguars

This is rumored to be a Colorado Band.
45: "Jaguars/Roundabout"
Epic 9308
1959


Fats Johnson

A former member of the Back Porch Majority and The New Christy Minstrels, supported by Joe Neddo (on Bass), from Boenzee Cryque.
Album: "Extravaganza"
Altogether records ar 1002
1971
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Kandy Store Prophets

45: ?/?
Infal records
1967?


Karen Karsh

45: "I Wasn't Born To Follow/Musty, Dusty"
Dunhill d-4151
1969?
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The Lidos

45: "Since Last I Saw You/Trudi"
Bandbox 359
1964


Little Ellis & His L7's

"fast rock n'roll instrumental with a trumpet lead"
45: "Barb Wire/Say Hey"
CLW 6578
1965?


The Livin' Ends

The A-side is a cover of the Al Kooper song from the first Blood, Sweat & Tears lp.
45: "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know/Jolyn"
Atlantic 45-2622
May 1969


Lothar & the Hand People

45's:
"L-O-V-E (Ask For It By Name)/Rose Colored Glasses"
Capitol 5874
1967
"Every Little Word/Comic Strip"
Capitol 5945
1967
"Have Mercy/Let The Boy Pretend"
Capitol 2008
1967
"Machines/Milkweed Love"
Capitol 2376
1968
"Midnight Ranger/Yes, I Love You"
Capitol 2556
1968
Albums:
"Presenting Lothar And The Hand People"
Capitol st-2997
1968
"Space Hymn"
Capitol st-247
1969


Randy Loyd

45: "Janis Won't Be Here Anymore/It's All Been Done Before"
Daybreak v-1414
1970
This single was issued with a picture sleeve.


Bernie Lucas & Golden Boys

45: "Positively 4th Street/Blue Feeling"
Infal 135
1966?
45: "You Better Change Your Ways/Nature's Boy"
Lucas 1009
196?
The second single is credited to Bernie Lucas & Sapphires.
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Mando And The Chili Peppers

This popular Chicano group were San Antonio, Texas and moved to the Denver area for several years in the late fifties. A NY based record label produced the album.
45: ?/?
Golden Crest
1960?
Album: "On The Road With Rock & Roll"
Golden Crest
1961?


Mike & Pam Martin

Includes a nice cover the Rick Roberts song: "Colorado", by Pam.
Album: "Fernwood Pacific"
Augustus records
1974?


Malcolm Mitchell

Several members of Boenzee Cryque recorded this after the band broke up.
45: "Feather/Sightseer"
Dot 17230
1969


The Monacles

In 1967 this Greeley band changed it's name to The Higher Elevation.
45: "Pyschedelic (That's Where It's At)/Boogie Man"
Denco 926
October 1966
45: "The Spider And The Fly/The Other Side Of Happiness"
Chicory 407
April 1967


The Moonrakers

45's:
"You'll Come Back/I Was Wrong"
Tower 157
1965
"I'm Alright/Come On, Let's Move"
Tower 180
1965
"Trip And Fall/Time And A Place"
Tower 222
1966
"Baby, Please Don't Go/I Don't Believe"
Tower 239
1966
"Love Train/He's A Coming My Way Lord"
Shamley 44012
1969
"No Number To Call/Together With Him"
Shamley 44015
1969
"Not Hidin' Anymore/Seventh Star"
Shamley 44021
1969
Album: "Together With Him"
Shamley ss 704
1969


Mystic Blue

45:"Queen Of The Night/How Can It Be"
Infal 154
196?
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Orlie & The Saints

"Piano rocker/novelty"
45: "King Kong/Baltimore Twist & Freeze"
Band Box 253
196?


The Other Side Of Time

Denver band.
45: "What Ya Gonna Do?/What's On Your Mind"
r.s.d. ost-1
45: "Ivan's Comic Rock Opera In G#/This Is The End"
Daisy ost-2
1968?


Our Gang

Colorado Springs group.
45: "Rapunzel/Here Today Gone Tomorrow"
Round 'n Round 4503
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Patti Jo & The Teardrops

45: "Whispering Your Love/16 Tons"
Crazy Town ct-103
1964?
45: "Heading For A Heartache/?"
Solly without the Teardrops
Pueblo releases.


Jim Perry and the Hesitations

45: "Surfside Twist part 1/part 2"
Bandbox 310
1962?


The Poor

Randy Meisner on bass and backup vocals.
45's:
"Once Again/How Many Tears"
Loma 2012
1966
"She's Got The Time (She's Got The Changes)/Love Is Real"
York 402
April 1967
"My Mind Goes High/Knowing You Loving You"
York 404
1967
"Feelin' Down/Come Back Baby"
Decca 32318
1968
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The Radford & Lewis Band

A popular Colorado Springs country rock quartet lead by Radford Huffman and Lewis Mock, they gigged steadily from the mid-seventies until their breakup around 1980.
45: "Gold In The Rails/Whenever I'm Alone"
Garveland records 99-49
1979
45: "Catcus Wine/Old Man Looking Through A Young Man's Eyes"
Quality #10678
1979
Both singles were issued with picture sleeves featuring band photos.


The Rainy Daze

45s:
"That Acapulco Gold/In My Mind Lives A Forest"
Chicory 404 and Uni 55002
1967
"Good Morning Mr Smith/Discount City"
Uni 55011
April 1967
"Fe Fi Fo Fum/Stop Sign"
Uni 55026
above 45 rereleased as "Blood Of Oblivion" with the same #.
"Blood Of Oblivion/Stop Sign"
UK Polydor 56737
1967
"Make Me Laugh/My Door Is Always Open"
White Whale 279
1968
Album: "That Acapulco Gold"
Uni 73002
1967
"That Acapulco Gold" reached number 70 on the national charts.


Judy Roderick

ALBUMS:
"Ain't Nothin' But The Blues"
Columbia
1963
"Woman Blue"
Vanguard
1965
(featuring John Hammond on harmonica) CD reissue in 1995.
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Sab Florence B.

45: "I Need Your Love/Why Must It Be"
Band Box 389
196?


Sage and Seer

45: "She Died Again/?"
Stylist # unknown
45: "Pictures Through A Sunday Afternoon/Clarissa"
Stylist # unknown
Album: "?"
Stylist #unknown
1970/71?


Satellites

45: "Each Night/Darktown Strutter's Ball"
D-M-G 4001
1960
Instrumental.


60,000,000 Buffalo

Album: Nevada Jukebox with Judy Roderick/Bill Ashford
Atco sd 33-384
All songs written by Judy and Bill Ashford. Produced by Bill Szymczyk with Bill Ashford. Recorded September 1971, released in 1972.


Skeletons

The group may connections to Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma.
45: "Very Last Day/?"
Borrowed #unknown


The Soothsayers

45: "I Don't Know/Please Don't Be Mad"
Acropolis 6601
1966
45: "Do You Need Me?/Black Nor Blue"
Acropolis 6612
1966
Greeley band. Both singles were issued with picture sleeves.


The Soul

Colorado Springs group. Acetate only?
45: "Have It All Your Way/But Not You"
Summit studios acetate/test pressing
1967


The Soul Survivors

45: "Can't Stand To Be In Love With You/Look At Me"
Dot 45-16793
12/65
45: "Hung Up On Losing You/Snowman"
Dot 45-16930
March, 1966


The Spectrums

45: "Lover, Come Again/Sophisticated '40'"
Krazy Kat/kcms#1257
1963?
Manitou Springs recording which appears to date back to 1963, Both sides were written by Wayne Roberts.


Michael Stanley

Ohio performer who recorded this in Colorado with a lot of help from Joe Walsh.
45: "Denver Rain/Rock & Roll Man"
Tumbleweed twa 1010
45: "Rosewood Bitters/Goodtime Charlie"
Tumbleweed twa 1014
Album: s/t
Tumbleweed tws 106
1972


The Stringreys

A Pueblo group from 1963/64.
45s:
"You're Looking Good/When You Wish Upon A Star"
Crazy Town ct 101
"Let Them Talk/Alli Auks In Free"
Crazy Town ct-102
"Sick & Tired/Just A Gigolo-I Ain't Got Nobody"
Crazy Town ct-104


Sugarloaf

45s:
"Green-Eyed Lady/West Of Tomorrow"
Liberty 56183
1970
"Tongue In Cheek/Woman"
Liberty 56218 (w/PS)
1971
"Tongue In Cheek/Woman"
United Artists 50757
1971 unreleased.
"Mother Nature's Wine/Medley: Bach Doors Man/Chest Fever"
United Artists 50784
"Round And Round/Colorado Jones"
Brut br-805
1973
"Don't Call Us, We'll Call You/Texas Two-Lane"
Claridge 402
1974
"Stars In My Eyes/Myra, Myra"
Claridge c-405
1975
ALBUMS:
s/t
Liberty lst 7640
1970
"Spaceship Earth"
Liberty lst 11010
1971
"I Got A Song"
Brut 6006 st
1973
"Don't Call Us, We'll Call You"
Claridge cl 1000
1975


Sunshine Ward

45: "Sally Go "Round The Roses/Pay The Price"
rca victor 47-9227
1967
A one-off single released by Hardwater.


Superband

Bob Yeazel/Jimmy Greenspoon compositions. No airplay locally due to content.
45: "I Ain't Got Nobody/Acid Indigestion"
Capricorn 1001
fall 1967
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The Teardrops

45: "Sweet, Sweet Sadie/You Go Your Way"
004-100
April 1966
45: "Who Are You/Armful Of Teddy Bear"
004-101
1966
Both 45s were issued with picture sleeves.


The Trolls

45: "That's The Way Love Is/Into My Arms"
Ruff 1010
1966
45: "Stupid Girl/I Don't Recall"
Warrior 173
1966
A picture sleeve was issued for Stupid Girl.
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Veeder Van Dorn

Vocalist for the Moonrakers.
45:"Planet Of Love/Slider's Glider"
Shuffle 573-b1
1971
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White Lightning

Pueblo psych band with Richard Gonzales (x-Trolls). Produced by Norman Petty.
45: "Blue Man (Peace Of Mind)/Leaves"
Sandoz 101
1968


Mike Williams

Album: "The Radio Show"
BFD records
1975
Includes the song: "Dumb-Ass, Texis".
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Zephyr

ALBUMS:
s/t
Probe/ABC cplp 4510
1969
"Going Back To Colorado
"Warner Brothers bs 1897
1971
"Sunset Ride"
Warner Brothers bs 2603
1972
45s:
"Cross The River/Sail On"
abc Probe 475
1970
"Going Back To Colorado/Radio Song"
Warner Bros. 7444
1970
"High Flying Bird/Sierra Cowgirl"
Warner Bros. 7604
1972
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Rare Soothsayers single with Sleeve, 1966.
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