Lynn Anderson
Country music singer
Lynn Anderson
Lynn Rene Anderson is an American country music singer and equestrian known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably her Grammy Award-winning, worldwide mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden. " Helped by her regular exposure on national television, Anderson was one of the most popular and successful female country singers of the 1970s.
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Book trailers: 'Moonlight on My Mind,' 'A Bandit's Betrayed Heart'
USA Today - about 3 years
HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Jennifer McQuiston, Michelle McLean and Heidi Lynn Anderson.
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8 Couples Who Remind Us of Elizabeth and Darcy
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In vain they struggled, but it wouldn’t do. Their feelings would not be repressed, and as readers, we eagerly read on as their love overcame them and finally culminated in a moment of passion and truth. It's hard to believe it's been over 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In honor of this anniversary, allow us to share how ardently we admire and love these literary lovers who remind us of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Tiger Lily by Jodie Lynn Anderson Though Neverland is “the second star to the right and straight on til morning” from the world of the English aristocracy, the same difficulties of love exist. Like Lizzie, Peter is energetic, social, and doesn’t often take in evidence that shakes his view of the world. Tiger Lily shares Mr. Darcy's stoicism and aloofness. Competition between these couples is fierce, with Darcy and Lizzie trying to best each other through wit, while neither Peter nor Tiger Lily would stand to be second braves ...
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Memorial Service Set for Woman Fatally Struck by VRE Train in Burke
Burke Patch - about 3 years
Danyelle Lynn Anderson, 22, died Wednesday.
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'My D.C.' With Jodi Lynn Anderson, Bestselling Author And 'Bachelorette' Enthusiast
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
For this installment of The Huffington Post's "My D.C." Q&A series, we chatted with New York Times bestselling author -- and surprise banjo player -- Jodi Lynn Anderson. Anderson wrote the much-loved Peaches series and May Bird trilogy. Her new book, Tiger Lily, a new take on the Peter Pan story, came out on Tuesday. Read More... More on District of Columbia
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Overheard on CNN.com: Wear mumus? Not so fast. Try hats, colors, bold threads
This Just In - CNN - almost 5 years
Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community. CNN profiled several women who refuse to retire to mumus and drab outfits, instead choosing clothing that would make a bold sartorial statement at any age. The styles these older women are adopting, highlighted in blogs like Advanced Style and Idiosyncratic fashionistas, typify a desire to tailor fashion toward personal interests versus trends. Readers talked about their own fashion ideals. Aging stylishly, online and in the streets This reader wishes she could wear hats at work. dragonwife: "I have to go with the old saying: I may grow older, but I'll never grow up! Wear what you like, as long as it's appropriate for the situation (for example, a suit and heels probably would be a bit much for doing yard work), and if they don't like it, too bad. If they allowed me to wear hats at work, I'd be we ...
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High school pupils top of the class with 'best ever' GCSE results - Berwick Today
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph Adkin 11, Kyra Anderson 9, Laura Anderson 9, Lynn Anderson 12, Law Atkinson 11, Katie Bell 9, Reece Bell 9, Christabel Bishop 14, Becky Black 10, Oliver Black 11, Brian Blackburn 11, Craig Blackhall 11, Dillon Bloomfield 9, Ashley Boyd 9,
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Today in Music History - Aug. 30 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In 1991, country singer Lynn Anderson was sentenced to two days in jail for contempt of court. She was accused of cursing her two children during a court-approved visit. Anderson's ex-husband, Harold Stream, had been awarded custody of the couple's
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USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE RESULTS FOR AUGUST 27, 2011 - RacingWest.com
Google News - over 5 years
Rusty Carlile, 7. Mike Spencer, 8. Greg Alexander, 9. Wes Gutierrez, 10. Ricky Kirkbride, 11. Jace VanderWeerd, 12. Nico Russo, 13. AJ Bender, 14. Bobby Bender, 15. Jeff Culver, 16. TJ Smith, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Lynn Anderson, 19. Bill Jones. NT
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Amid Turbulence, HP Moves Comms Chief Bill Wohl Into New Role - The Holmes Report
Google News - over 5 years
HP corporate media spokesperson Michael Thacker told the Holmes Report that EVP and CMO Marty Homlish will now represent corporate communications on the company's executive council, while marketing VP Lynn Anderson takes over day-to-day running of the
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Hewlett-Packard Reassigns Its Head of Communications Bill Wohl to New Job - Bloomberg
Google News - over 5 years
For now, Chief Marketing Officer Marty Homlish will represent the corporate communications team on Hewlett-Packard's executive council, while Lynn Anderson will lead the day-to-day operations of the department. Wohl, 49, was hired in January to handle
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Sex charges added to allegedly abusive parents - Jacksonville Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Janet Lynn Anderson, 28, was charged with accessory after the fact in connection to her husband's charges. The couple, both of West Volant Street, are in the Onslow County Jail on previous charges of two counts of felony child abuse, six misdemeanor
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Orana Park to reopen - Stuff.co.nz
Google News - over 5 years
Chief executive Lynn Anderson said staff worked tirelessly to reopen the park. "Our dedicated crew have been tending to exhibit fences, reconnecting broken electrics and clearing trees so that we can ensure the welfare of our animals and make the park
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Foreign Students in Work Visa Program Stage Walkout at Plant
NYTimes - over 5 years
PALMYRA, Pa. -- Hundreds of foreign students, waving their fists and shouting defiantly in many languages, walked off their jobs on Wednesday at a plant here that packs Hershey's chocolates, saying a summer program that was supposed to be a cultural exchange had instead turned them into underpaid labor. The students, from countries including China,
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POSTED: 8:36 pm EDT August 15, 2011 - WCTI12.com
Google News - over 5 years
Investigators say Larry W. Anderson and Janet Lynn Anderson used torture-type methods to discipline their five children. They are also charged with restricting the children from getting food they need to maintain health and nutrition
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Former Bulloch County teacher charged with child molestation involving 14-year ... - The Republic
Google News - over 5 years
Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said 35-year-old Amy Bass Jackson was arrested Wednesday and has resigned from her teaching job. Jackson faces charges that include aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, enticing a child for indecent
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Highway 20 Crash Causes Power Outage, Damage to Car Lot - KBND
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Lynn Anderson of Bend apparently lost control of his car while driving on Highway 20 eastbound. Debris from the power pole damaged several cars in the parking lot and live lines were strewn across Highway 20. Pacific Power spokesman Bob Gravely
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lynn Anderson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 67
    In 2015, Anderson signed with Center Sound Records to release a new country gospel album, Bridges.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured a gospel version of the Mentor Williams' penned hit "Drift Away", with new lyrics by the writer. It also contained vocal collaborations of Anderson with The Martins and Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys. The album was released on June 9, 2015, as both digital download and vinyl 45. Outside of her music career, Anderson also maintained an equestrian (cutting and show horse) career from the 1960s until her death. As a horsewoman, she won 16 national, eight world, and several celebrity championships.
  • 2014
    Age 66
    Her last arrest occurred on September 11, 2014, after being involved in a minor traffic accident in Nashville, Tennessee, on West End Avenue.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson was arrested after she admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication. She was booked on DUI and released on a $5,000 bond. Anderson later went through rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Center. Lynn Anderson lived in Nashville and at the time of her death she had been in a relationship for 26 years with songwriter and producer Mentor Williams.
  • 2010
    Age 62
    Throughout 2010 and 2011, she performed a series of concerts backed by the Metropole Symphony Orchestra.
    More Details Hide Details Until the end of her life, Anderson remained a popular concert attraction; regularly headlining casino showrooms, performing arts centers & theatres throughout the United States and Canada.
  • 2009
    Age 61
    In April 2009, Anderson was part of the concert line-up at the annual Stagecoach Festival in Palm Springs, which also included concerts by Charlie Daniels, Kevin Costner, and Reba McEntire.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    In June 2007, she performed as part of the CMA's 2007 Music Festival in Nashville.
    More Details Hide Details She performed an outdoor concert at the Riverfront Park area, which also included concerts by Aaron Tippin and Jason Michael Carroll.
  • 2005
    Age 57
    In 2005, she performed on the Grand Ole Opry with country singer, Martina McBride, performing a duet version of "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden."
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  • 2004
    Age 56
    In 2004, she recorded her first studio album in 12 years, The Bluegrass Sessions, a Bluegrass album that consisted of Anderson's major hits from the 1960s and 1970s re-recorded in a Bluegrass format. The album was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2005, along with Ricky Skaggs' album Brand New Strings, Ralph Stanley II's Carrying on, as well as a multi-artist album.
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  • 2000
    Age 52
    In 2000, she recorded a live album titled, Live at Billy Bob's Texas.
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    In 2000, Tennessee governor Don Sundquist made June 15 "Lynn Anderson Day" throughout the state.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson produced a TNN special, "American Country Cowboys," which helped handicapped groups also during this time. In 2002, Anderson was ranked at No. 29 on CMT's television special of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.
  • 1999
    Age 51
    Her championships included the National Chevy Truck Cutting Horse Champion in 1999, the American U.S. Open Invitational Champion in 2000, and the National Cutting Horse Association Champion in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson raised horses at her ranch in New Mexico and worked with the "Special Riders of Animaland", which is a horseback-riding therapy program for children. Her sorrel quarter horses "Lady Phase" and "Skipster’s Chief" were produced as plastic models by Breyer Animal Creations. "Skipster’s Chief" was also the poster horse for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.
    In 1999, she was inducted into the North American Country Music Association's International Hall of Fame.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 44
    In 1992, she recorded a new studio album titled Cowboy's Sweetheart, released by Laselight Records.
    More Details Hide Details Emmylou Harris and Marty Stuart appeared as guest performers on the album. During the same time, the American Rose Society created a hybrid tea rose and named it the "Lynn Anderson" Anderson did not record any studio albums for the rest of the decade and became more focused on touring and performing, as well as non-musical projects.
  • 1990
    Age 42
    In 1990, Anderson starred as singer Betsy Hall in the BBC Scotland TV drama The Wreck on the Highway.
    More Details Hide Details She performed the song "Dream On" in the film, which consequently became a minor hit in a BBC collection of country standards.
  • 1989
    Age 41
    In 1989, Anderson released her last charting single to date with "How Many Hearts", which peaked at No. 69.
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  • 1988
    Age 40
    She had two Top 40 hit singles with MCA—"Read Between the Lines" and a cover version of The Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk", which hit Top 25 country in 1988.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 38
    That same year, Anderson recorded a single for MCA Records. In 1986, she signed with Mercury Records, which produced one album, What She Does Best, and five singles that were minor hits on the Billboard country chart in the late 1980s.
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    In 1986, she recorded "Fools for Each Other", a duet with Ed Bruce, which was included on his Night Things album.
    More Details Hide Details The single peaked just at number 49.
  • 1984
    Age 36
    She left Permian in 1984.
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  • 1983
    Age 35
    After three years away from recording, Anderson signed with the Permian Records label in 1983, and had a Top 10 country hit with "You're Welcome to Tonight", a duet with Gary Morris At Permian, she recorded Back, her first studio album since 1980.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single, "You Can't Lose What You Never Had", peaked outside the Top 40, but the second single, "What I've Learned from Loving You", was a Top 20 hit.
  • 1982
    Age 34
    Anderson, 43, and Stream, 42, were divorced in 1982 after four years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson originally had custody of the children, but Stream won temporary custody while authorities investigated his allegations that his former wife had physically abused her children. Anderson had a self-professed issue with alcohol and had a list of run-ins with the law which included an arrest on December 2, 2004, in which she was charged with driving while intoxicated in Denton, Texas. A driver following Anderson called the police after noticing her car weaving in and out of lanes. After failing a field sobriety test, Anderson was arrested and released on bond. On January 24, 2005, a short time after her last arrest, Anderson was accused of shoplifting a Harry Potter DVD from a local supermarket in her hometown of Taos, New Mexico. Upon her arrest she punched the arresting officer. She was charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer. The assault charges were later dropped. Her next arrest was on May 3, 2006, when she was arrested on a second driving under the influence of alcohol charge following a minor traffic accident near Espanola, New Mexico. According to police, Anderson failed a sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer test after her car hit the back of another car. No one was injured in the collision and she was again charged and released on bond.
    Stream and Anderson divorced in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson was sentenced to two days in jail for contempt of court for cursing her two children during a court-approved visit. "This kind of conduct on her part has got to cease," Circuit Judge Muriel Robinson Rice said when she sentenced Anderson. Rice stayed the sentence pending appeal. Rice eventually awarded custody of the children to Anderson's ex-husband, Harold Stream. The hearing concerned whether Anderson cursed her 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter in private during a court-approved visit with the children.
  • 1980
    Age 32
    In 1980, she recorded her final album for Columbia, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which featured two Top 30 hits.
    More Details Hide Details Following her separation from Columbia she did not record for nearly three years.
  • 1979
    Age 31
    In 1979, she had her first Top 10 hit since 1974 with "Isn't It Always Love" from her album Outlaw is Just a State of Mind.
    More Details Hide Details The album also produced the Top 20 hit, "I Love How You Love Me" and the Top 40 hit "Sea of Heartbreak".
    In 1979, Anderson performed live at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C., included in the audience was President Jimmy Carter.
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  • 1978
    Age 30
    In 1978, she married Louisiana oilman Harold "Spook" Stream III, with whom she had two children.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 28
    She had a Top 20 hit with "All the King's Horses" in 1976 from an album of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details In 1977, Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man, partly due to its promotion on the television series Starsky & Hutch, became a major hit.
  • 1975
    Age 27
    Anderson hit the Top 20 with two from her I've Never Loved Anyone More album in 1975: "He Turns it into Love Again" and the title track.
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  • 1974
    Age 26
    In 1974, "What a Man My Man Is" was Anderson's fifth No. 1 country hit.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she also won the American Music Awards' "Favorite Female Country Artist" Award. Throughout the 1970s, Anderson made frequent guest appearances on many television specials, talk shows and variety shows. Because of her crossover appeal, she often appeared on shows where country artists were not regularly seen. At the height of the show's popularity, she had a starring role in an episode of Starsky & Hutch. She made several appearances on The Tonight Show, and appeared on three Bob Hope television specials. Anderson frequently guest-starred on various Dean Martin television specials. She also hosted her own television special in 1977, with guest star Tina Turner.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    In 1973, she had a fourth No. 1 country hit with "Keep Me in Mind", and an album of the same name was released.
    More Details Hide Details Then followed a second 1973 album, Top of the World, whose title track was a No. 2 country hit. It was also a No. 1 pop hit for The Carpenters that same year. However, Anderson's version was the first to be released as a single and become a hit. The second single released from the Top of the World album, "Sing About Love", also peaked at No. 3.
  • 1972
    Age 24
    In 1972, Anderson had three Top 5 hits on the country charts, beginning with a cover version of the 50s pop hit, "Cry", followed by "Listen to a Country Song" and "Fool Me".
    More Details Hide Details These songs were included on the Listen to a Country Song album. "Cry" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard magazine country chart and at No. 16 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1971
    Age 23
    Lynn Anderson had two No. 1 hit singles on the Billboard country chart in 1971 with "You're My Man" and "How Can I Unlove You", both peaking at No. 63 on the Billboard pop chart.
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  • 1970
    Age 22
    Anderson won the Academy of Country Music's "Top Female Vocalist" Award and the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year" Award in 1970 and 1971, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, she won a Grammy Award.
    After signing with Columbia in 1970, Anderson released the Joe South song, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", which became a major crossover pop hit in 1970 and early 1971.
    More Details Hide Details The song was produced by her then husband Glenn Sutton. Anderson actually had to do some arm-twisting to get her producer-husband to allow her to record the song. Sutton was concerned that "Rose Garden" was a song to be sung by a man, with the line "I could promise you things like big diamond rings". It was Columbia executive Clive Davis who determined the song would be Anderson's next single released. The single peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and No. 3 on the Billboard pop chart, becoming an international success. In the United Kingdom, the single reached No. 3 and in Germany it peaked at No. 1 and stayed there for four weeks. The album Rose Garden was released in 1971 and was also hugely successful, receiving platinum certification by the RIAA.
    Soon after, she left the label; signing with Columbia Records in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Chart Records would continue to release Lynn Anderson singles thru the end of 1971, including five Top 20 hits: "He'd Still Love Me", "I've Been Everywhere", "Rocky Top", "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" and "I'm Alright".
  • 1969
    Age 21
    Anderson released her biggest hit single under the Chart label, "That's a No No", which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Chart in 1969.
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  • 1968
    Age 20
    Anderson was married to Grammy Award-winning songwriter Glenn Sutton from 1968 to 1977.
    More Details Hide Details They had one child together, Lisa, born in 1970.
    In 1968, Anderson married songwriter and producer Glenn Sutton, who would later produce and write many of her records during her tenure with Columbia.
    More Details Hide Details Their marriage lasted nine years.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 19
    In 1967, Lynn Anderson became a regular performer on The Lawrence Welk Show. and toured with the Welk Road Show.
    More Details Hide Details Her appearances on the show would later rebound to her benefit. Because of the Welk show's widespread appeal, she was able to achieve success on the pop charts. In 1969, as her popularity grew, she left the Welk show in favor of sporadic guest appearances (Clay Hart would ultimately take Anderson's place in the Welk "musical family").
  • 1966
    Age 18
    In 1966, Lynn Anderson released her debut single, "For Better or for Worse", a duet with Jerry Lane which did not chart.
    More Details Hide Details Her first charting single and her third release on the Chart Label, "Ride, Ride, Ride", hit the Country Top 40. She had her first major hit single, "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)", the following year. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard country chart. It was followed by another Top 5 hit, "Promises, Promises", from an album of the same name, which would also spawn a second Top 10 hit, "No Another Time", in 1968. Then she released "Mother May I", a Top 25 duet that she recorded with her mother. (The elder Anderson also achieved success as a country artist around the same time, achieving two Top 10 hits—"Mama Spank" (1966) and a trio with Bobby Bare and Norma Jean, "The Game of Triangles" (1967).)
    She began recording for Chart in 1966.
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    Anderson became interested in singing at age six. She had her first success in the horse show arena in and around California, where she would eventually win a total of 700 trophies, including the "California Horse Show Queen" title in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details In her teens, she performed regularly on the local television program Country Caravan. In 1965, she was working as a secretary at Top 40 radio station KROY in Sacramento, California, when one of her mother's compositions, "All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers", was recorded by Merle Haggard and became a No. 10 country hit. Her mother signed with RCA Victor as a country music recording artist that year. While accompanying her mother to Nashville, Anderson participated in an informal sing-along in a hotel room with country stars Merle Haggard and Freddie Hart. One of the people present at the sing-along, Slim Williamson, owned Chart Records, a local record label. Williamson recognized Lynn Anderson's talent and invited her to record for his label.
    Anderson debuted in 1966, at the age of 19, and had her first hit with Ride, Ride, Ride.
    More Details Hide Details After a series of Top 10 hit singles on the country charts during the late 1960s, Anderson signed with Columbia Records in 1970. Under Columbia, she had her most successful string of hits. Her signature song, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," remains one of the biggest selling country crossover hits of all time. In addition to topping the U.S. country charts for five weeks, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Chart. It also topped the charts in several countries around the globe, an unprecedented achievement at the time. CMT ranks "Rose Garden" at No. 83 on its list of the "100 Greatest Songs in Country Music History". Anderson continued to record and remained a popular concert attraction until her death, regularly headlining major casino showrooms, performing arts centers and theaters.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on September 26, 1947.
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