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Songs cut up and used for commercial backings, jingles and promotions
RADIO ROMANCE - Kursaal Flyers CBS 4973 (1976) Also track on album "Golden Mile" CBS S81622. Used as a promo' on Caroline in the late 70's.
RADIO SILENCE - Thomas Dolby Venice in Peril VIPS102 (1982) Mentions Caroline and used by station as cover for breaks in transmission
RAINBOW VALLEY - Love Affair CBS3366 (1968) was used in 1973 for a Veronica action jingle.
RAUMPATROUILLE - Peter Thoma Orchestra Philips 346018 (D.1966) Rob Out on Veronica used this TV show theme, for a Tipperade spot, in 1967
(REACH OUT AN') HELP YOUR FELLOW MAN - Junior Campbell Deram DM403 (26.10.73) Also track on LP Second Time Around Deram SML 1106. The intro' was used for the Voice of Peace jingle "From somewehre in the Mediterranian - We are the Voice of Peace", as the call sign tune, used on the half hour station identity.
RED RIVER ROCK - Johnny and the Hurricanes London HL8948 (1959). Used for a Radio Caroline Free Petrol Service promotion in the 1960's.
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET - Fats Domino HMV POP1219 (1963) Used by Veronica for a promo' in 1971 for the Delta Week race.
RED SQUARE - Kenny Ball Jazz Band Pye 7N17188 (UK.1966) A Radio London filler used by Mike Lennox
REGGAE SHOP - Reggae Shop The Belgian band of the same name recorded a special Caroline version of this song in 1979. (release details required)
REMEMBER THEN - Showaddywaddy Used for an RNI jingle in 1970
RETURN TO SENDER - Elvis Presley RCA1320 (1962) Radio Mi Amigo used a clip of this track in a promo' for the "Elvis Presley Special". The same promo' also had clips of Hound Dog HMV POP249 (1956); It's now or never RCA 1207 (1960) and Jailhouse Rock RCA 1028 (1958)
REVEILLE ROCK - Johnny and the Hurricanes London HL9017 (1959) Used by Stevi Merike in a Caroline promo spot in 1968. Also used by Doug Wood on the Voice of Peace for the Breakfast show.
RINGO'S DOG - Jack Dorsey Big Band Pye 7N 15730 (UK.1964) / Parkway 935 (Australia 1964) It has often been thought that the sound of Tony Blackburn's famous dog Arnold barking originated from an obscure sound effects LP or perhaps from PAMS mythical series K9 jingle package. According to André de Raaij, it was edited out from this record and mixed into Tony's theme tune. On this record Ringo's dog barks three times, whereas Arnold only barks twice.
ROCK AND ROLL DRUMMER Part 2 - Rockets Philips 6012423 (NL.1974) Used as backing for an oldies spot on Radio Mi Amigo in 1974. (audio required)
ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC - The Beatles Track on LP Beatles for Sale Parlophone PCS 3062 Stereo (UK.1964) Was used by Don Allen for the intro' of the Brian McKenzie Rock and Roll show on RNI during the shows latter period.
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - Bill Haley & the Comets Brunswick LAT8117 (UK.1956) and Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis, were used on RNI for a promo for the Brian McKenzie Rock and Roll special, in 1972.
ROCKING GOOSE - Johhny and the Hurricanes London HLX 9190 (1960) Used as a filler by Freddie Bear on Caroline North in 1968.
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN - Chuck Berry London HLU8428 (1957) Used by John Leeds on Laser 558 in a promo for "Sixties Sundays from breakfast till dinner". The promo also used Do wah diddy diddy - Manfred Mann, Bad moon rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival & Whole lotta shakin' going on - Jerry Lee Lewis.
ROOM TO MOVE - John Mayall Polydor14010 (US.1969) Used for an Arnold Layne jingle on RNI.
ROYAL SUMMER - Anarchic System AZI SG443 (F.1973) Radio Mi Amigo used this track as a filler in 1974
RUBY IS THE ONE - Earth and Fire Polydor 2050019 (1970) Used for a Robb Eden jingle on RNI
RUBY RUBY BABY - Rusty Rock Used for Radio Mi Amigo drive-in show promo's. (release details required)
THE RUMBLE - West Side Story Radio Veronica Billboard Hot 100 jingle. (release details required)
2nd HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY - De Gückenheimer Sauerkraut Band Used on Veronica for an opening jingle on the Willem Keukenhof show (release details required)
THE SAINT - The Shake Spears
Ronnex R1366 (B.undated) and track on LP Summertime. EMI Sounds Superb
4MO34 62069 (B.c1975).
Used by Radio Atlantis's Mister Galaxy, and as a promotion. Also used on
Radio Mi Amigo for Free Radio roadshow promotion. The B side of
the single - Lucifer, was the theme of Atlantis's "Muziek voor Eva"
Used by Radio Atlantis's Mister Galaxy, and as a promotion. Also used on Radio Mi Amigo for Free Radio roadshow promotion. The B side of the single - Lucifer, was the theme of Atlantis's "Muziek voor Eva"
SATURNUS - Andre Brasseur RCA YBPBO400 (D.1974) The backing for Radio Atlantis drive-in show promo's.
THE SAVERS - Perry and Kingsley Track on album The Essential Perrey & Kingsley Vanguard (1975) CD VCD7172S was used for a jingles on the international service of Radio Atlantis.
SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS - Force Ten Decca F13319 (1972). A classic offshore talkover theme remembered for its many uses, one of them being the first record used by Tony Allan when he opened the ill-fated RNI2 on 192 metres.
SCRUB BOARD - The Trammps Buddah BDS 415 (1975) Buddah 610095 (F.). The instrumental B side of "Sixty Minute Man". Later in the year Trammps added words to the track, having a no. 5 hit with "Hold back the night" on Buddah BDS 437 in October 1975, "Scrub board" was the B side to this release. It is also available on the Belgian Buddah singles BDA 321 and BE 114 3070, erroneously titled "Scruboard". Probably better known as Peter van Dam's theme on Radio Mi Amigo, "Scrub board" was used as a backing for a song by the Mi Amigo deejays, with the famous words "Caroline and Mi Amigo, we are sitting on the North Sea, two radio stations for you specially.....". Later used on Laser 558 for a Laser Chart action promo. The track can also be found on the re-issue LP "The Legendary Zing album", Kent 088 (1988).
SEE THE SUN - Teach In Track on LP of same name Negram NN6 (NL.1977) Used in a Radio Mi Amigo promo'.
SEND ME A POSTCARD - Shocking Blue Pink Elephant 70351 (NL.date??) Used in a Veronica "Hits uit Zee" jingle
SEX MACHINE - James Brown Polydor 14270 (USA.1975) Used for a Lex Harding promo' on Radio Veronica
SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - The Beatles Apple 06838 (1967) A much used track in various offshore productions. Spangles Maldoon used it on Radio Caroline in late 1967 for Glenn Adams show promo. It was used on Caroline again in 1974 for a "Caroline family" promo, and the same year for a "Golden Weekend on Radio Atlantis" promotion. A decade later, Laser 558 used part of the track for a Sixties Sunday promo mixed with clips of Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds & Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
SHADE OF BLUE - Casey and the Pressure Group Philips 6075 119 (NL.1971) The B side of The Heart of a Woman. Used by Mike Ross on RNI in 1971, as a backing track
SHANGRI-LA - Ray Conniff Track on album Friendly Persuasion CBS 9010 (US.1965) Used as backing for Bulova watch commercials in the 1960's
SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW - Booker T & the MG's Track on LP McLemore Avenue Stax 2027 (US.1970) During the Caroline Sunday afternoon request show, in February 1973, Andy Archer and Burt Bennett had a quiz, and this number was used as backing music.
SHE FLIES ON STRANGE WINGS - Golden Earring Polydor 2001237 (NL.1971) Used for Veronica Musiek Express jingle in 1971.
SHE LOVES YOU - The Beatles Clips of this track were used by Radio Noordzee for a promo for the "Herry met Ferry" show, along with clips of Beatles songs I wanna hold your hand, Got to get you into my Life and A Hard Days night.
SHE'S ABOUT A MOVER - Sir Douglas Quintet London HLU9964 (1965) Used in a Kenny Everett jingle on Radio London.
SHE WAS NAKED - Supersister Blossom 2103002 (NL.1970) Used in a Veronica jingle.
SHIEIK OF ARABY - Spike Jones and his City Slickers Bluebird 300818 (USA.1943) The B side of Oh by Jingo a 78rpm disc, part of this track was used for a jingle for Hugo de Groot on Dutch Caroline.
SHINDIG - The Shadows Columbia DB7106 (1963) Used for Ed Stewart's School Spot every afternoon on Radio London.
SHOTGUN SHUFFLE - Sunshine Band Jay Boy BOY89 (1974) Used as a Radio Mi Amigo filler in 1975.
SHOTGUN WEDDING - Roy C Island WI273 (1966) Dave Lee Travis used the gun shots from this record in the Hit parade presentation on Caroline South
SHOUT - Lulu Decca F11884 (1964) was used for a jingle "Radio City the best pop station in the world", along with the words "Yeah yeah" from She loves you - Beatles Parlophone R5055 (1963)
SINFUL - Mr. Bloe DJM DJS 216 (1970) The B side of Groovin' with Mr. Bloe, a number 2 hit in May 1970. During 1971 the jocks on board the MEBO II used it for a promotion campaign "Don't drink and drive",and a few years later used for a jingle for Caroline International All Time 100 Hot Albums' in 1976.The track was also used as a theme by Marc Jacobs and Frank van der Mast.
16 TONS - Tennessee Ernie Ford Capitol 3262 (USA.1955) The intro' of this track was used by Veronica for a promo spot in 1960.
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE - The Ventures Liberty LIB300 (1965). The track also features on the LP's Veronica and as well as CD's The Veronica Story and We Love the Pirate Stations, details as previous. Used by Radio Mi Amigo during the 70's in a promo for Pierre Deseyn's programme "Verzoekjes voor Vrije Radio" (Requests for Free Radio)
SLEIGH RIDE - Boston Pop Orchestra Used by Klaas Vaak on Radio Veronica for various promos during the Christmas period at the end of the 1960's and beginning of the 1970's, including the 1971 Christmas ball promo.
SLICK - Herb Alpert The B side of Mame A & M AMS753 (UK.1968) Used by Crispian St. John for a VOP promo "The Voice of Peace is a non-profit radio organisation."
SMOKE ON THE WATER - Deep Purple Purple PUR132 (1977) Used in a promotion for a special Caroline Roadshow on the Father Thames Floating Discotheque on October 7th 1978.
SOLDIER BOY - Kingsize Killroy (NL.1979) Part of this track was used for a Caroline jingle in 1979. (release details required)
SOLID - Ashford and Simpson Capitol CL345 (1985) In 1985, Radio Monique used part of this song for the jingle Ross Revenge, Solid as a rock.
THE SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE - Ray Conniff Track on LP Happy Beat CBS CL1949 (US.1963) Used by Carl Conway on Caroline in 1964, to promote show featuring Ray Conniff.
SONG OF THE MARCHING CHILDREN - Earth & Fire Polydor 2925003 (NL.1971) Title track on LP, used for a Terry Davis jingle on RNI, and by Tom Collins on Veronica for the jingle "Kind op de weg maar geen kind van de rekening worden".
SOUL COAXING (Ame Caline) - Raymond Lefevre Orchestra Major Minor MM559 (1968) Used by Brian McKenzie for an RNI World Service promo' in 1972.
SOUL DRACULA - Hot Blood Creole CR132 (UK.1976) Used by Frank van der Mast on Mi Amigo 192 as a Top 40 filler in January 1977
SOUL FINGER - Willie Mitchell Caroline International filler track. (release details required)
SOUR GRAPES - Unknown Possibly Casey & the Pressure Group, used as an RNI international Service Top 30 countdown bed in 1974.
SOUTH AFRICA TOM HARK - Whistling Jack Smith Used by A.J.Beirens for the "Atlantis is here" jingle. AJ also used it on the final RNI goes DX programme for backing to the promo' "You're tuned to the 6205 in the 4-9 metres band, the big RNI" (release details required)
SOUTH AMERICAN GETAWAY - Burt Bacharach From the soundtrack LP Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. A & M original details not known (1969) A & M Hamlet AMLP8002 (70's re-issue). Used by RNI for various promos. In 1970 Mark Wesley created a version of this track, better known as RNI's Boom tune by singing "R.. N.. I" in the brief gaps between the music. Some six years later the idea was revived by the Dutch staff of the Mi Amigo and versions with "Mi Amigo" and "Baken 16" were created.
SPACE 2000 - Yvan Guilini Track on LP Yvan Guilini Volume 2 IBC 4B058-62225 (B.1978) Used by Radio Mi Amigo, see under Myosotis above.
SPANISH FLEA - Herb Alpert Pye 7N25335 (1965) Used by Kenny Everett as a backing for commercial for Big L T-shirts, as well as Caroline for a promo for "Partners in Profit" programme in 1967.
SPECIAL 230 - Andre Brasseur Pye International 7N25332 (UK.1965) The B side of Early Bird Satellite. Used as backing for Veronica racing team promotions. Track on CD Andre Brasseur Best of 60 - 70 Silver Star AMC55.174 (BE.2001)
SPLANKY - Syd Lawrence Orchestra The B side of a re-issue of "On the sunny side of the street", was used by Caroline for producing jingles. (release details required)
SPOOKS IN SPACE - Perrey & Kingsley Track on album The Essential Perrey & Kingsley Vanguard (1975) CD VCD7172S. Used by Tom Collins on Veronica for traffic spot "Auto starten met stroomverbruikers aan..."
START ME UP - Rolling Stones RSR108 (1981) Used as a promo' on Laser 730
STAR WARS THEME - Meco RCA XB1028 (1977) Various offshore promotions
STRATUS - Billy Cobham Used for the jingle From a point at sea, to the circles in your mind, This is the new Radio Caroline. Original release details required. Track on CD Great Moments In Jazz" Atlantic 7819072
STAYIN' ALIVE - Bee Gees RSO 002 (1978) Used for a Voice of Peace promo, sung by some of the deejays
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT - Bert Kaempfert Orchestra Polydor 56521 (UK.1966) Used during Veronica 1968 Christmas programmes.
STEP RIGHT UP - Jimmy Smith Track on album Bashin' - The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith Verve 68474 (US.1962) Used by Veronica for an Action spot.
STRONG LOVE - Spencer Davis Group Fontana TF571 (1965) The intro' was used on a looptape filler by Ad Bouman on Veronica in the late 1960's.
SUMMER OF '42 - The Biddu Orchestra Epic SEPC 3318 (1975) Used for a promo spot for The Caroline Newsletter in 1978.
SUMMER HOLIDAY - Cliff Richard Columbia DB4977 (1963) The intro and outro were used for an "In the home" commercial for Radio 390 suitcases.
SUMMER IN THE CITY - Loving Spoonful Stan Haag produced a promo' for a special show featuring the Loving Spoonful, presented by Klaas Vaak on Veronica in 1972. The promo also used Did you even had to make up your mind; It’s magic and You didn’t have to be so nice.
SUMMER IS OVER - Dusty Springfield Philips BF1369 (1964) The B side of Losing You. Used by Kenny Page for a Voice of Peace jingle, as well as by Radio Veronica for jingle "Come and sail away... with Veronica today".
SUMMER PLACE '76 - Percy Faith CBS 3820 (1976) This disco version of the film theme was used for promo spot on Radio Mi Amigo in 1976.
SUMMER SAMBA - Walter Wanderley Verve VS544 (UK.1966) 10421 (USA.1966) Used for a Veronica filler and promo' track
SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME - Hobby Horse Bell 45252 (1972) Used on RNI in August 1974 for the Toppers Twenty jingle "Summertime Music on Radio Northsea International'.
SWEET CAROLINE - Neil Diamond MCA MU198 (1969), UNI 55136 (USA.July 1969), UNI UNS 531 (Feb.72) MCA106 (Aug.74) Old Gold OG9324 (Apr.83) CBS 651 2017 (Nov.87) Re-released on single and on numerous albums, the UNI 1972 version charted at no. 8 in the UK. Occasionally used as a tribute to Caroline. Originally released in the USA on , charting at no.4. Neil Diamond recently revealed the inspiration for the song - President John F Kennedy's daughter, also of course the inspiration for the name of the famous offshore radio station. The singer finally got the opportunity to tell Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, when he performed the song via satellite at her 50th birthday party. "I've never discussed it with anybody before - intentionally," said Diamond. "I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her some day" and explained how he'd been a "young, broke songwriter" when he saw a photo of the president's daughter in a magazine. "It was a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," he recalled. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there." Years later, holed up in a hotel in Memphis, he wrote the words and music in less an hour. Mrs Kennedy Schlossberg had been delighted by the news, Diamond added "It was a No 1 record and probably is the biggest, most important song of my career,"
SWEET SUE JUST YOU - Ray Conniff Track on LP Happiness is CBS CL2461 (US.1965) Used as backing to an advert for Nova Park Hotel commercial on RNI.
SWINGING SHEPHERD BLUES - Ted Heath Decca F11100 (UK.1958) Radio Veronica's very first tune. This instrumental was used by Max Groen and Ellen van Eck when they did they hourly opening on 186 metres "Dit is Radio Veronica uitzendend op de 186 meter middengolf"
S'WONDERFUL - Ray Conniff CBS 40827 (US.1957) Used for a promotion on Radio 355.
TAKA TAKATA - Paco Paco Omega OM35980H (NL.1972) Used when the Taal Aktivisten (TAK) group took over the Radio Atlantis ship in March 1974
TAKE OH TAKE THOSE LIPS AWAY - Cliff Adams Chorale MCA UK MK5014 (1968) Used by Crispian St John on Radio Atlantis as backing and a filler track.
TANGERINE - Salsoul Orchestra Epic EPC4003 (UK & NL.1976)Various offshore promotions
TARANTELLA - Johnny Pueleo Used in the "Dik Voormekaar Show" on RNI. (release details required)
A TASTE OF HONEY - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Pye Int 7N25319 (UK.1965) A promo for Radio Scotland's Blast off programme used this track as part of the backing, along with Working song - Herb Alpert and Don't throw your love away - The Searchers.
A TASTE OF HONEY - Acker Bilk Columbia DB4949 (1963) Rob Out used this track for backing Veronica blijft als U dat wilt campaign promo's during 1971, and as a filler.
A TASTE OF HONEY - Zack Lawrence Used for RNI "Weekend begins" jingle. (release details required)
TCHIP - Cash and Carry Barclay 61888 (FR.1973) This "Birdie song" type track was used
for promotions on Radio Atlantis.
TCHIP TCHIP - Cash and Carry Barclay 61888 (FR.1973) This "Birdie song" type track was used for promotions on Radio Atlantis.
TEARS OF A CLOWN - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Tamla Motown TMG 745 (UK.1970) Radio Atlantis used this as a jingle for the "Michael O Soul show on the go". The jingle was sung by A.J. Beirens, otherwise known as Michael O.
TEN SECONDS TO FIRING - Ken Nordine Radio Veronica used this as a promo' for the Muziek Express Programme in the Sixties. (release details and audio required)
TEQUILA - The Champs London HLU 8580 (1958) Tony Blackburn used a loop tape of this track on Radio London, as backing for Christmas programme promo's in 1965.
THEME ONE - George Martin Orchestra United Artists UP1194 (UK.1967) Used on various offshore promotions.
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - Boots Randolph London HLU10028 (1966) Backing music for Caroline South Childrens requests.
THINK OF SUMMER - Raymond Lefevre The B side of Whiter Shade of Pale Major Minor MM525 (1967) A Caroline filler from 1967/8.
31 BUGLE CALL RAG - Glenn Miller Used for an Emperor Rosko show promo on Caroline (release details required)
THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG - Count Basie Used for a Radio Dolfijn promo' and an RNI jingle. (release details required)
TIJUANA TAXI - Herb Alpert A & M 787 (US.1965) Used for a Veronica Nacht Rally commercial, and also on Radio Mi Amigo in 1976 by Frank van der Mast for an anti-drinking campaign promo
TIME OF YOUR LIFE - Bolland & Bolland Philips 6012711 (NL.1977) A extremely rare single used in a Tony Allan Caroline jingle.
TIME TO MEET CAROLINE - Bulova The Swiss watch company was heavily associated with offshore radio in the 1960's and 70's, advertising, sponsoring time checks and their own show. This promotional single was sent out to Bulova's customers.
TING A LING A LOO - Benny Hill EMI Columbia DB8833 (UK.1971) EMI ERN1 (UK.1971) The B side of Ernie. Used for Hugo's Neurotherapie promo by Hugo de Groot on Dutch Caroline in 1980.
TOMMY - BZN A specially recorded jingle for Veronica's Tom Collins
TOMMY - Focus Imperial 24629 (B.1972) Was used by Mark Slate on RNI, for a promo for the Mike Ross Request show.
TOMMY - The Who Track 2252001 (1970) Used for the jingle "De LP van de Dag" on Radio Veronica in1971, voiced by Lex Harding.
TO SHARE OUR LOVE - Moody Blues Track on album On the Threshold of a Dream Deram SML1035 (UK 1969) Used by Tom Anderson for an LA-promo on Radio Caroline.
TOSSING AND TURNING - Ivy League Piccadilly 7N35251 (1965) Used by Charlie Wolf on Laser 558 for intro' to Eurosiege Reports
A TOUCH OF VELVET, A STING OF BRASS - Mood Mosaic Columbia DB 7801 (1966) Used in June 1970 on RNI as backing for a Free Radio Association promo, and later used by Rob Hudson on Caroline as a backing track.
TO WHOM IT CONCERNS - Ken Woodman & the Piccadilly Brass Used by Caroline South to promote Emperor Rosko, and as a filler on Radio 270.
TRAFALGER - Allereerst de Koninklijke Nederlandse Marinierskapel Used by Radio Veronica for 'Willem Keukenhof presenteert' promo. (release details and audio required)
TRAMP - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Stax 601012 (1967) Used as a filler and backing track by Larry Tremaine on RNI.
TRAVEL CHECK - Silvetti The B side of Spring Rain Ramshorn (NL.1977) Used as a filler by Marc Jacobs on Radio Mi Amigo.
TROGLODYTE (CAVE MAN) - The Jimmy Castor Bunch RCA Victor 48-1029 (NL.1972) RCA 2226 (UK.1972) The spoken intro' to the record "Going back, way back, way back in time" was cut out and used for an oldies jingle by RNI and others.
(The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB Philadelphia International PIR2289
(UK.1974) Used as a outro and filler by Frans
van der Drift on Radio Mi Amigo at the end of his daily show.
TULPEN UIT AMSTERDAM - Herman Emmink Decca 264271 (NL.1959) Used by Tineke on Veronica for daily spot "hier komt de pechvogel, maarù de pechvogel wordt een bofvogel"
TURN TURN - The Byrds CBS 202008 (1965) Was used on Veronica for promo' spot - Veronica
brings the Byrds to Holland, in 1972.
TURN TURN TURN - The Byrds CBS 202008 (1965) Was used on Veronica for promo' spot - Veronica brings the Byrds to Holland, in 1972.
TUXEDO JUNCTION - Glenn Miller RCA PB9031 (1976) Used in a Mi Amigo promo in Summer 1976.
TWINE TIME - Alvin Cash and Crawlers Marvlus 6002 (USA.1962) A Caroline South filler, used by Carl Mitchell.
240024 - Haldorado Philips 6012400 (NL.1974) Veronica promotions backing track.
TYPEWRITER MELODY - Probably by Leroy Anderson Orchestra Radio 390 used this as backing to commercial for the newspaper supplement Radio News, appears on CD Hello Children Everywhere EMI CDS 7912552. (release details and audio required)
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