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Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, is a musical performer and The Doors guitarist. He attended UCLA. “The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf. I accidentally sat and broke the record (I was about seven). Then I listened to rock ‘n’ roll – I listened to the radio a lot – Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters.

“I started surfing at fourteen. There was lots of classical music in my house. My father liked march music. There was a piano at home. I studied trumpet at ten, but nothing came of it. Then I started playing blues on the piano?no lessons though. When I was seventeen, I started playing guitar. I used my friend’s guitar. I didn’t get my own until I was eighteen. It was a Mexican flamenco guitar. I took flamenco lessons for a few months. I switched around from folk to flamenco to blues to rock ‘n’ roll.

“Records got me into the blues. Some of the newer rock ‘n’ roll, such as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If it hadn’t been for Butterfield going electric, I probably wouldn’t have gone rock ‘n’ roll.

I didn’t plan on rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock ‘n’ roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock ‘n’ roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There’s no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz – which is dying – as far as making any money is concerned.

“In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other’s art, so we can effect a synthesis. In the case of Tim Buckley or Dylan you have one man’s ideas. Most groups today aren’t groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves.”



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New East Coast Dates Added!

  • April 26, 2016
    New York, NY
    City Winery
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  • April 27, 2016
    Montclair, NJ
    Welmont Theater
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  • April 29, 2016
    Huntington, NY
    The Paramount
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  • April 30, 2016
    Leesburg, VA
    Tally Ho
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  • May 2, 2016
    Annapolis, MD
    Rams Head
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  • May 3, 2016
    Alexandria, VA
    The Birchmere
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  • May 4, 2016
    New Brunswick, NJ
    State Theatre
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  • May 6, 2016
    Plymouth, NH
    Flying Monkey
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  • May 7, 2016
    Beverly, MA
    Cabot Theatre
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  • June 3, 2016
    Chicago, IL
    City Winery
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  • June 6, 2016
    Nashville, TN
    City Winery
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  • June 9, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    City Winery
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  • June 11, 2016
    Austin, TX
    Rot Rally
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  • July 23, 2016
    Las Vegas, NV
    Fremont Street
    Free Show!
  • August 4, 2016
    Oshkosh, WI
    Leach Amphitheater
  • August 5, 2016
    Cincinnati, OH
    Sharonville Convention Center
  • August 6, 2016
    Kokomo, IN
    Foster Park
  • August 21, 2016
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Summer Stage


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Robby Krieger shared The Medlock Krieger Celebrity Golf Invitational's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Great coverage by our friend Alex at Heavy Metal Hill! Who doesn't love some Alex Lifeson RUSH... Bon Jovi The Doors Chicago Transit Authority (band) and more?! Follow the link to hear and see! h...

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Al ShannonRobby Krieger! Raising Funds For Saint Jude's Children's Hospital! LoveBliss Peace Blessings!

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Lee KeeleyThanks for sharing Robby!!! nice to see you and Alex together!! two of my favorite bands....and I sing in a Doors Tribure band!

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Thee Cody LyleKeep going Robby, Great stuff!

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Ten years ago today Robby lost a close friend in drummer Bruce Gary. Although Bruce was best known for being the drummer for “The Knack”, he also teamed up with Robby on many solo projects. In honor of Gary, we are sharing this never released track from Robby's archives. Recorded on October 25, 1989 during a 90 minute jam session with Robby, Arthur Barrow and Bruce Gary. Miss you Bruce.

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Ten years ago today Robby lost a close friend in drummer Bruce Gary. Although Bruce was best known for being the drummer for “The Knack”, he also teamed up with Robby on many solo projects.  In honor of Gary, we are sharing this never released track from Robbys archives. Recorded on October 25, 1989 during a 90 minute jam session with Robby, Arthur Barrow and Bruce Gary.  Miss you Bruce. 

https://soundcloud.com/ddutkowski/robby-krieger-arthur-barrow-and-bruce-gary-oct-25-1989

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Robby KriegerI first met Bruce Gary at a session at Dennis Dragon's place in Malibu. I liked his drumming that day and invited him to play on some of my new stuff. Little did I know that I now had a friend for life. I ended up collaborating with him on my solo stuff more than any other drummer. Bruce played with lots of people including Jack Bruce [another guy with two first names, one of which is Bruce], the Ventures, George Harrison and Bob Dylan. And then there was the Knack. Bruce was on top of the world when Sharona hit #1. What a beat! That was a classic drumbeat if I ever heard one. In the late '80s, Bruce and I would get together with our mutual friend Arthur Barrow, who was Zappa's bandleader for a few years. Arthur had a studio called Lotech. We had some great jams there, and that's where this jam came from. Bruce's passion for music really affected me in a good way and I'll never forget the man with two first names: BRUCE GARY.

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Robby KriegerAnyone recognize the lick right around the 1:42 mark?

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Michael Preston BludworthI knew him well..we would go to Capitol records swap meet..last Sunday of the month..end up in his little bungalow in LA costa..stay up all night watching his great video collection of the rarest rock and roll..talked about jack bruce a lot too..I still have cassette he gave me of live..demos..of the knack..he never acted like he was a star..just loved music and being involved. .I have a tape I did of him drumming for robbie at the roxy..densmore was there as well as paul rothchild..great times..miss him..

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Donald TalmontMy my my my Sharona,😊

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Kevin ScanlonRobby... The show in sharonville Ohio was fantastic! My self and my son were thrilled to see you play, the band and your son were excellent. I wish I could do it again and I wish you many more gigs! Hope you're enjoying the tour. Thank you for the memories!!

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Chris Carey-StronckThe drums on She's so Selfish and the rest of Get The Knack are the bomb. His drumming was a huge influence in my own playing and still is to this day.

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Neil PhelanSo you call her on the phone to talk about the teachers that you hate. And she says she's all alone and her parents won't be coming home til late. There's a ringing your ears, you could've sworn you thought you heard her saying......... 👍 A really tight well crafted band!

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John EretRobbie i had your 1st album "Versions", im your biggest fan , love your show .

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Daniel QuagliataEverybody mention Bonham,Moon etc and nobody mention this guy,to me one of the best drummers ever,i think my favorite

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Tim BybeeR.I.P Bruce Gary

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Lee AthertonMay.Bruce Gary RIP

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Dennis VaccatoOne hit wonders

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Jodi Sorensen-Wroblewskirip Bruce Gary

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Dave ChurryNice jam! Condolences for your loss.

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Katie WallerLove you Robby

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Douglas Averycool sounds

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For those of you in the Hermosa Beach area. FREE Robby Krieger concert tomorrow (8/21) at the Hermosa Beach Pier. 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you in the Hermosa Beach area. FREE Robby Krieger concert tomorrow (8/21) at the Hermosa Beach Pier.  4:30 - 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!

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Toby PusciferThis pic is from the Oshkosh, Wi show. Little rain never stopped anybody, Right Robbie!!! Was a kick ass time! Thank You for 1 unforgettable night!

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Aileen Rodriguez ImperatriceI was hoping someone would live stream it since it is a free concert, for those of us who can't be there, but REALLY wish we could.

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Derek MarsdenI would love to come to a show if you're ever in the Denver area. Hit me up if you do, and I'll take you camping. Here......

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Patrick DietzmannThis guy is so kind and talented. Watch the vid where they visit Jims grave. He's handing out the incense to people with the most peaceful joyous smile. Sir you inspire me deeply. Please come to the east coast again. I need to see you play live

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Dirk YelinekJust got home from there. It was great. Thanks so much.

1 week ago
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Jolene Browngardtwish you were out here we could have went together mike apostolidis!

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Richard PerkinsYour South Bay Doors friends are there! Thanks Robby & Waylon & CO.

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Jack WilsonEveryone close by needs to go...Robbies getin old....Hall of famer...

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Luca RigoCome to the UK please Robby Krieger 😎

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Roger MayorgaY a mexico cuando vienes robby krieger.. en especial guadalajara, mexico, porfavor...???

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Mark DowneyThanks again for an amazing show and for signing my album in KC.

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Roy GrimsmanI want to shake Robbies hand before he dies.. I must meet him.

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John GaglioneWish i could go i saw you in,nyc once coming out of an elevator with ray and john

1 week ago
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Michael SullivanCome back and play in Indiana again! That show was awesome a couple weeks ago!!!

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Jacquelyne May

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Rogelio Aragon VivarGreat performance Robby you are a living legend

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Jacquelyne MayHermosa yesterday

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John Mac DhomhnuillWish I could go there! Hope everyone has a great time!

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Lorelein AlvarezMary Hernandez no puede ser?! 😱😱y gratis omgggggg

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Richard A FioreGreat show in Hermosa Thank You Rick and Paula and friends in the sand.

7 days ago
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Lily GarcíaEmma Angel why didn't I see this sooner! :(

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Michelle OrdunaIrvin Samayoa the guitar player from the Doors

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Darren NelsonYou rock Robby!

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Tatiana GracianoMarcela Facci Olha Quem vai Ta nas Minha area amanhaaaaaa

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Luis GarciaRobert Rodriguez dude get one of your records autographed

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Robby Krieger added 10 new photos to the album: Live, 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

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Margie A WaltersReally enjoyed your show tonight...You all were great, gave me chills...hope to see your band once again in Indiana...much love!!! P.S. So happy to be standing in front and getting high-fives from all of you <3

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Trey HuddleI can now say the life I've lead is somewhat complete...from the Cincinnati show...Thank You Robby and Waylon!

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Z.J. AttackThank you for putting on one of the best shows Ive ever seen! It was truly an honor seeing a real rock legend in my hometown of Kokomo, Indiana.

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Troy BarrusThank you Robbie! Kokomo show was great. Wonderful to see and hear you. Thanks for Maggie Magill.......much love and peace frog

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Michael BradleyThanks for the great show!:-)

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Nelson Daniel Ramos CornejoMe di el gran gusto de verlo en vivo a robbie y Ray en vivo con mi cumpa Roberto Farias Morales en el caupolican

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Val Houldsworthalways great to see you guys keeping those grand old spirits current.atb buzz

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Marcia Eston LesterSaw you in Kokomo Too bad you had to shut down at 10:30 It's probably been 10 yrs since I spoke to you backstage at Pine knob in Detroit Tried to get a message to you in Kokomo too bad we didn't connect Your second cousin from Detroit

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Dirceu PaesRobby Krieger grande guitarrista dos Doors marcou estória no rock-rol. Só maravilha!

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Dean EverhartGreat show, really enjoyed it. I have loved the Doors since I was 14.

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Jammy JerryI'd like to go to the show in kokomo IN. on August 6. Are tickets still available and if so how do I get them?

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Christian Guerra

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Gene HannaAmazing show and thanks!

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Gayle WilmouthWish I was there. Rock on!

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Steve Johnny X Hernandezawesome

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John GaglioneIs robby still alive?

3 weeks ago
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Ida MillerGreat photos as always, Jill.

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Ron KlattRobby ROCKS 🎸

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Jack WilsonThank you Robby........

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Roger MayorgaKrieger cuando vienen a guadalajara mexico

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Cem TirkiLoves from Italy Robby

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Capitan AlikalPlease come to FL!!!

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Josh RamerGREAT SHOW!! Thank you!!

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John Derek TateLet it slide..

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Randy Sawtellewish I was there!!

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Great show tonight in Oshkosh in the rain. For those of you who braved the weather, here is a clip from "Riders On The Storm". See you tomorrow in Cincinnati! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kevin ScanlonIs it possible to get a signed set list from Robby after tonight's show in Cincinnati?

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Gene HannaDamn Robbie you and Waylon killed it tonight! The entire band was amazing! Pics/vids coming soon! 34 now and been a fan since 12 and even my 11 year old daughter loves the doors! It helped me get through my transplant!

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Amanda FlaigWe had so much fun watching you play in the rain! You all kicked but and we're still in shock we got to see you play such a awesome set!

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Randy SawtelleI wish I could be a roadie for Robbie,, i don't care.. carry his sneakers, his guitar picks, anything to hear him play all the time.

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Anni O'BrienHey Robbie...remember "Don't take the Car, You'll Kill Yourself"? I still have the video which I will post soon! You still have writers credit on it...hahaha!

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Gene HannaIll be seeing you tonight in sharonville, front row VIP!!

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Rodger HobsonLooking forward to seeing youi in Kokomo this evening.

3 weeks ago
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Roger MayorgaVen a guadalajara mexico robby krieger queremos verte por aca saludos...

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Tom MalonePlease play in Ireland or Europe waiting with baited breath to see what you John do next year for 50 years since release of debut album .

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Gayle WilmouthDo it Robbie, do it

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Denise Horn PodwatsLuv ya Robby! Come back to jersey!

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Gene HannaJust waiting to see ya Robbie!

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Tony JaroszSo cool!

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Moses TerryWhat a treat to meet Robby and the show blew me away !!!!

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Brian BellRiders is one of my driving songs, LA Woman is too.

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Bill WunderlichLooks like the same old SG

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Jayme Reedjax fla again please

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Ron KlattRobby ROCKS 🎸

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Ben DavisonKickin ass Robbie all the best man .

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George JacksonCan't wait till Saturday!!! Do it Robbie Do it!!!

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Capitan AlikalPlease come to FL!!!

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Barbara Parker KluthoWhen are you coming to St.Pete/Tampa, FL?

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Jordan Zlotolowno ray

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Dave Churrywicked!

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Katie WallerDo it Robbie Do it!! Yay

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