American musicians born in 1955

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1955:

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton (August 4, 1955 Hot Springs-) a.k.a. William Robert Thornton, Reginald Perry, William Robert (Billy Bob) Thornton or Thornton is an American actor, musician, film director, screenwriter, voice actor, singer-songwriter and film producer. He has four children, Amanda Thornton, William Thornton, Harry James Thornton and Bella Thornton.

His albums: Private Radio, The Edge of the World, Hobo and Beautiful Door. Genres he performed: Blues rock and Country rock.

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Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard (June 6, 1955 Flint-) a.k.a. Sandra Gail Bernhard or Sandra Bernhardt is an American comedian, singer, actor, screenwriter and author. Her child is called Cicely Yasin Bernhard.

Her most well known albums: Without You I'm Nothing, Excuses for Bad Behavior - Part I, I'm Still Here Damn It, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), I'm Your Woman, The Love Machine, Hero Worship, Everything Bad & Beautiful, Gems of Mystery and Perfection.

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Rich Mullins

Rich Mullins (October 21, 1955 Richmond-September 19, 1997 Bloomington) a.k.a. Richard Wayne "Rich" Mullins or Richard Wayne Mullins was an American singer and songwriter.

His albums include A Liturgy, a Legacy & a Ragamuffin Band, Brother's Keeper, Never Picture Perfect, Pictures in the Sky, Rich Mullins, Songs, The Jesus Record, The World as Best as I Remember It, Volume 1, The World as Best as I Remember It: Volume 2 and Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth. Genres he performed include Contemporary Christian music and Christian music.

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Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma (October 7, 1955 Paris-) also known as ヨーヨー マ, Yoyoma, YoYo Ma, ヨーヨー・マ, Yo Yo Ma, 馬友友, YO-YO MA or 马友友 is an American cellist. He has two children, Nicholas Ma and Emily Ma.

His albums: Simply Baroque, Obrigado Brazil, The Essential Yo-Yo Ma, Japanese Melodies, Made in America, Appassionato, Symphonia Concertante, Traditions And Transformations: Sounds Of Silk Road Chicago, Songs of Joy & Peace and Simply Baroque II. Genres related to him: Classical music.

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Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig (June 23, 1955 Lodi-) also known as Glenn Anzalone, Glenn Allen Anzalone, Danzig or Samhain is an American songwriter, singer, musician, record producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, author, actor and film score composer.

His albums: Who Killed Marilyn?, Black Aria and Black Aria II. Genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock, Horror punk, Doom metal, Hardcore punk, Gothic rock, Deathrock, Industrial metal, Blues rock, Gothic metal and Industrial music.

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Steve Earle

Steve Earle (January 17, 1955 Fort Monroe-) otherwise known as Stephen Fain Earle, Steve Earl or Earl, Steve is an American singer-songwriter, actor, musician, author, composer, playwright, lyricist, record producer, writer and guitarist. His child is called Justin Townes Earle.

His albums include The Devil's Right Hand: An Introduction to Steve Earle, Steve Earle & The Supersuckers, Essential Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade, Live at Montreux 2005, El Corazón, Train a Comin’, The Collection, Copperhead Road and The Revolution Starts Now. Genres he performed include Alternative country, Country rock, Heartland rock, Rock and roll, Americana, Roots rock and Rockabilly.

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Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire (March 28, 1955 McAlester-) a.k.a. Reba, Reba McIntire, Reba Nell McEntire, Big Red, Reba Blackstock, The Queen of Country Music or Country Music's Queen! is an American record producer, singer-songwriter, actor, television producer, voice actor, singer, songwriter, musician and film producer. She has one child, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock.

Her discography includes: Heart to Heart, What Am I Gonna Do About You, Greatest Hits, Merry Christmas to You, The Last One to Know, Sweet Sixteen, Rumor Has It, For My Broken Heart, It's Your Call and Read My Mind. Genres she performed: Country, Country pop and Country rock.

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Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen (January 26, 1955 Nijmegen-) also known as Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, Van Halen, Eddie or Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is an American musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, record producer, author, bassist and drummer. His child is called Wolfgang Van Halen.

Genres: Hard rock, Rock music, Heavy metal, Popular music, Neoclassical metal, Speed metal, Pop music and Pop rock.

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David Murray

David Murray (February 19, 1955 Oakland-) a.k.a. Murray, David is an American musician, bassist, saxophone player and film score composer.

His discography includes: Murray's Steps, David Murray Big Band (feat. conductor: Lawrence "Butch" Morris), Live at "Sweet Basil", Volume 1, Live at "Sweet Basil", Volume 2, The Hill, Flowers for Albert: The Complete Concert, Morning Song, In Our Style, Real Deal and Interboogieology. Genres he performed include Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Free jazz and Modern Creative.

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Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell (February 12, 1955 Salem-) a.k.a. Axiom Ambient, Bill Laswell & Nicholas James Bullen, Divination, Rasa, Laswell, Bill, Public Image Ltd. or Sacred System is an American record producer, musician, bassist, film score composer and music arranger. His child is called Aman Laswell.

His albums: Baselines, Hear No Evil, Deconstruction: The Celluloid Recordings, Outer Dark, Axiom Ambient: Lost in the Translation, Silent Recoil: Dub System One, Oscillations, Sacred System Chapter One: Book of Entrance, Oscillations Remixes and City of Light. Genres he performed: Dub, Art rock, Ambient music, Experimental music, Avant-garde music, Punk jazz, Industrial hip hop and Electronica.

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Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás (August 29, 1955 San Diego-) also known as Diamanda Galas, Diamánda Galás or Galás, Diamanda is an American singer, keyboard player, composer and writer.

Her albums include Malediction and Prayer, The Singer, Defixiones, Will and Testament, Masque of the Red Death, Plague Mass, Schrei X, La Serpenta canta, The Divine Punishment & Saint of the Pit, Vena Cava and Guilty Guilty Guilty. Genres she performed include Blues, Experimental music, Gothic rock, Classical music, Avant-garde music, Jazz, No wave, Dark wave and Electronic music.

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Butch Vig

Butch Vig (August 2, 1955 Viroqua-) a.k.a. Vig, Butch, Brian Vigorson, Bryan David Vig or Bryan David Vigorson is an American record producer, musician, songwriter, drummer, film score composer and remixer.

Genres: Rock music, Alternative rock, Grunge, Noise rock, Garage rock, Electronic rock and Power pop.

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Joey Scarbury

Joey Scarbury (June 7, 1955 Ontario-) also known as Scarbury, Joey is an American singer, musician and songwriter.

His albums: America's Greatest Hero. His related genres: Pop rock, Pop music and Soft rock.

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Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman (October 20, 1955 Los Angeles-) also known as Thomas Montgomery Newman or Tommy is an American conductor, composer and film score composer. He has three children, Jack Newman, Julia Newman and Evan Newman.

His discography includes: The Shawshank Redemption, How to Make an American Quilt, Meet Joe Black, Erin Brockovich, The Salton Sea, Road to Perdition, Six Feet Under (Title Theme Remixed), Finding Nemo, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Cinderella Man. Genres he performed: Film soundtrack and Film score.

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Kyle Gann

Kyle Gann (November 21, 1955 Dallas-) is an American , .

His discography includes: Private Dances.

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Steve Jones

Steve Jones (September 3, 1955 Hammersmith-) also known as Jones, Steve, Stephen Philip "Steve" Jones, Steve, the Sex Pistols, Stephen Philip Jones, Stephen Phillip Jones or Sex Pistols is an American singer, drummer, guitarist, musician, actor and record producer.

His most well known albums: Mercy and Fire and Gasoline. Genres he performed: Punk rock, Rock music, Hard rock and Heavy metal.

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Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955 The Bronx-March 31, 2014 Chicago) also known as Francis Nicholls, Knuckles, Frankie, The Night Writers, The Nightwriters, Nightwriters, Frankie Warren Knuckles, Jr., The Godfather of House Music or Franky Knuckles was an American disc jockey, record producer and remixer.

His most important albums: Too Many Fish, Choice: A Collection of Classics, Bac n da Day, Best of Frankie Knuckles, The Whistle Song, Baby Wants to Ride / Your Love, Ultimate Production, Beyond the Mix, Ministry of Sound: Sessions 6 and United DJs of the World. His related genres: House music, Disco, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Kevin DuBrow

Kevin DuBrow (October 29, 1955 Hollywood-November 19, 2007 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area) also known as Kevin DuBrow (QuietRiot), DuBrow, Kevin or Kevin Mark DuBrow was an American singer, songwriter, musician and singer-songwriter.

His albums: In for the Kill. Genres related to him: Hard rock, Heavy metal and Glam metal.

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Steve Roach

Steve Roach (February 16, 1955 La Mesa-) a.k.a. Roach, Steve is an American didgeridooist and synthesist.

His albums include Empetus, Dreamtime Return, Quiet Music, Stormwarning, World's Edge, Origins, Artifacts, The Dream Circle, The Magnificent Void and On This Planet. Genres he performed: Ambient music.

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Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin (November 11, 1955 Downey-) also known as Alvin, Dave, David Albert Alvin, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men or David Albert "Dave" Alvin is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist.

His albums: Blackjack David, Blue Blvd, King of California, Museum of Heart, Public Domain: Songs From the Wild Land, Romeo's Escape, Live From Austin TX, Ashgrove, Outtakes in California and West of the West. Genres: Punk rock, Alternative country, Blues, Folk music, Rockabilly, Roots rock and Americana.

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Tish Hinojosa

Tish Hinojosa (December 6, 1955 San Antonio-) a.k.a. Hinojosa, Tish is an American singer and singer-songwriter.

Her albums: Homeland, Aquella Noche, Memorabilia Navidena, Culture Swing, Taos to Tennesse, Destiny's Gate, Frontéjas, Cada Niño / Every Child, Dreaming From the Labyrinth / Soñar del Laberinto and Soñar del Laberinto (Spanish). Genres: Country and Folk music.

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Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson (December 4, 1955 Jackson-) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, music arranger, record producer and actor. She has one child, Jeris Wilson.

Discography: New Moon Daughter, Traveling Miles, After the Beginning Again, Dance to the Drums Again, Days Aweigh, Jumpworld, Sings Standards, Song Book: The Best Of, Love Phases Dimensions: From the JMT Years and Blue Light 'til Dawn. Genres she performed: Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk music.

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Joey Baron

Joey Baron (June 26, 1955 Richmond-) a.k.a. Baron, Joey is an American drummer and composer.

His albums: Down Home, We'll Soon Find Out, Crackshot, Tongue in Groove, Secrets, Current Conditions, Live, Beyond, As Never Before and Play Morricone.

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Marilyn Mazur

Marilyn Mazur (January 18, 1955 New York City-) otherwise known as Mazur, Marilyn is an American singer and composer.

Her albums: Elixir, All the Birds: Reflecting / Adventurous, Innuendo and Poetic Justice. Genres she performed: Jazz.

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Clem Burke

Clem Burke (November 24, 1955 Bayonne-) also known as Elvis Ramone, Clement Anthony Bozewski, Burke, Clem, Clement Bozewski, Blondie or Clement Burke is an American musician and drummer.

Genres he performed: Rock music, New Wave, Punk rock, Hard rock, Garage rock, Power pop, Protopunk, Pop rock and Post-punk.

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Wayne Horvitz

Wayne Horvitz (September 1, 1955 New York City-) a.k.a. Horvitz, Wayne is an American organist, jazz pianist and composer.

Discography: This New Generation, Monologue, American Bandstand, Otis Spann and Other Compositions (Seattle Chamber Players), Sweeter Than The Day, Film Music 1998-2001, Whispers, Hymns and a Murmur (Koehne Quartet, feat. Eyvind Kang: viola, Wayne Horvitz: electronic processing), Joe Hill: 16 Actions for Orchestra, Voices, and Soloist, Downtown Lullaby and Some Order, Long Understood.

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Rick Braun

Rick Braun (July 6, 1955 Allentown-) also known as Braun, Rick is an American trumpeter and composer.

His albums include Intimate Secrets, Night Walk, Christmas Present: Music of Warmth & Celebration, Beat Street, Body and Soul, Full Stride, Best of Rick Braun, Kisses in the Rain, Esperanto and Sessions: Volume 1. Genres: Jazz fusion and Smooth jazz.

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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson (June 28, 1955 Elkhart, Indiana-) also known as Hampson, Thomas is an American opera singer.

His albums: American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster, Romantic Songs: Berlioz / Wagner / Liszt, Song of America, Charles Ives: An American Journey, Concentus Musicis Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Das Alte Werk, TELDEC, The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 14: Schubert & the Classics, To the Soul: Thomas Hampson Sings the Poetry of Walt Whitman, Belshazzar's Feast / Symphony no. 1, Symphonie No. 6 / Kindertotenlieder (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Leonard Bernstein) and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen / Kindertotenlieder / Rückert-Lieder.

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Jerry Holland

Jerry Holland (February 23, 1955 Brockton-July 16, 2009) a.k.a. Holland, Jerry was an American fiddler and songwriter.

Discography: Fiddler's Choice and The Fiddlesticks Collection.

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Nathan East

Nathan East (December 8, 1955 Philadelphia-) otherwise known as East, Nathan or Nathan Harrell East is an American musician, record producer, songwriter, bassist and singer.

His discography includes: The Sheffield Drum & Track Disc, Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st and Nathan East. Genres he performed include Jazz, Rock music and Rhythm and blues.

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Eric Drew Feldman

Eric Drew Feldman (April 16, 1955-) a.k.a. Feldman, Eric Drew or Eric Feldman is an American keyboard player.

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Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash (May 24, 1955 Memphis-) also known as Roseanne Cash or Cash, Rosanne is an American singer, author, singer-songwriter, songwriter, film score composer and actor. She has five children, Caitlin Rivers Crowell, Chelsea Jean Crowell, Carrie Kathleen Crowell, Jakob William Leventhal and Hannah Crowell.

Her albums: 10 Song Demo, The Very Best of Rosanne Cash, Black Cadillac, Interiors, King's Record Shop, Rhythm and Romance, Right or Wrong, Rules of Travel, Seven Year Ache and Super Hits. Genres: Folk music, Rock music, Blues and Country.

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Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro (April 15, 1955 San Jose-) also known as Castro, Tommy is an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Discography: No Foolin', Exception to the Rule, Can't Keep a Good Man Down, Right as Rain, Live at the Fillmore, The Essential Tommy Castro, Guilty of Love, Gratitude, Triple Trouble and Soul Shaker. Genres: Blues, Rock music, Soul music, Southern rock, Chicago blues, Soul blues and Rock and roll.

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Rik Fox

Rik Fox (December 28, 1955 Amityville-) a.k.a. Richard Suligowski is an American , .

Genres he performed: Heavy metal, Rock music, Progressive rock, Traditional heavy metal and Hard rock.

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Arthur Baker

Arthur Baker (April 22, 1955 Boston-) also known as Rocker's Revenge, Rockers Revenge, Criminal Element Orchestra, The Criminal Element Orchestra or Baker, Arthur is an American record producer, film score composer and disc jockey.

His albums: Breakin', Give In to the Rhythm, Breaker's Revenge, FFRR Classics, Volume 1 and Locked Up. Genres he performed include Electro, Electronic music, Freestyle music, Old-school hip hop, Electronic dance music, Dance music and Post-disco.

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Michael Steele

Michael Steele (June 2, 1955 Pasadena-) also known as Micki Steele is an American singer, bassist, musician and songwriter.

Genres related to her: Folk music, Rock music and Pop music.

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William Breeze

William Breeze (August 12, 1955 Paris-) is an American , .

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Rick Steves

Rick Steves (May 10, 1955 Edmonds-) also known as Richard Steves or Richard "Rick" Steves is an American writer, author and tv personality. He has two children, Andy Steves and Jackie Steves.

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Steve Rennie

Steve Rennie (June 6, 1955-) is an American talent manager and entrepreneur.

Genres he performed: Alternative rock, Rock music, Alternative metal and Funk metal.

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Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch (October 21, 1955 Cincinnati-) otherwise known as Hersch, Fred is an American jazz pianist, pianist and composer.

His albums include Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Thirty-One, Songs Without Words Volume 2: Jazz Tunes, The Fred Hersch Trio +2, In Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis, Leaves of Grass, Point In Time, Songs without Words, Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk, Evanessence: A Tribute to Bill Evans and Let Yourself Go.

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Ivan Julian

Ivan Julian (June 26, 1955-) is an American songwriter, musician and record producer.

Genres: Punk rock and Rock and roll.

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Dale Bozzio

Dale Bozzio (March 2, 1955 Boston-) also known as Dale Frances Consalvi or Bozzio, Dale is an American singer.

Genres: New Wave, Synthpop and Rock music.

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Bunny Debarge

Bunny Debarge (March 15, 1955 Detroit-) otherwise known as Bunny DeBarge, Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge, Etterline DeBarge, Etterlene Jordan, Etterlene Jordan-Knight, Etterlene DeBarge Knight or E. Jordan is an American singer, musician, composer, record producer and singer-songwriter. Her child is Janae Jordan.

Genres related to her: Soul music, Gospel music and Rhythm and blues.

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Ann Nesby

Ann Nesby (July 24, 1955 Joliet-) also known as Nesby, Ann is an American singer, actor, musician and songwriter.

Related albums: I'm Here For You, Make Me Better, In The Spirit, Put It On Paper, Ann Nesby, This Is Love, Witness EP and Love Is What We Need (Mousse T. Mixes). Genres: Gospel music, Rhythm and blues, Dance music and Contemporary R&B.

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Jon Brant

Jon Brant (February 22, 1955 Chicago-) is an American , .

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Dwayne Murphy

Dwayne Murphy (March 18, 1955 Merced-) is an American record producer, baseball player and coach.

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Louis Johnson

Louis Johnson (April 13, 1955 Los Angeles-) otherwise known as Johnson, Louis or Thunder Thumbs is an American musician and record producer.

Discography: Evolution. Genres: Funk, Rhythm and blues, Soul music and Jazz.

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Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert (August 1, 1955 San Francisco-) is an American , .

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Dez Dickerson

Dez Dickerson (August 7, 1955 Minneapolis-) a.k.a. Dickerson, Dez, Desmond D'andrea Dickerson or Dezz Dickerson is an American singer, guitarist and actor.

His albums include OneMan. Genres related to him: Pop rock and Funk rock.

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Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell (February 21, 1955 New York City-) also known as Campbell, Larry is an American musician, artist, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, guitarist and music artist.

His albums include Rooftops. Genres he performed include Blues, Country, Folk music, Rock music and Folk rock.

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