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EULOGY

Born: October 28, 1945, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

After a few reincarnations 1050 CHUM quietly passed away on March 26, 2009

1050 CHUM was a legendary Top 40 powerhouse from the late 1950s through to the early 1980s.

The station had a formula no other station has been able to duplicate.

Through the formative ‘50s, the unforgettable ‘60s and the interesting ‘70s, 1050 CHUM played a major role in shaping the radio landscape in Toronto. Recording acts from Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Guess Who, Elton John, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers and Bob Seger not only graced the airwaves but walked the halls of 1050 CHUM.

The radio station was famous for the CHUM Chart. From 1957 to 1986, 1,512 consecutive weekly charts were published, making it the longest-running chart of its kind in the world.

Also, 1050 CHUM was noteworthy for hosting many famous rock concerts including, among others, visits to Maple Leaf Gardens by Elvis Presley (1957) and The Beatles (1964, '65, and '66).

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Brenda Lee on the 1050 Chum Chart: Songs, charting dates, position

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All Alone Am I
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Chart Date                                 Position
Monday, October 01, 1962       41
Monday, October 08, 1962       17
Monday, October 15, 1962       12
Monday, October 22, 1962         6
Monday, October 29, 1962         5
Monday, November 05, 1962     6
Monday, November 12, 1962     7
Monday, November 19, 1962     6
Monday, November 26, 1962     6
Monday, December 03, 1962    10
Monday, December 10, 1962    12
Monday, December 17, 1962    26
Monday, December 24, 1962    42

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Alone With You
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Chart Date                               Position
Monday, June 08, 1964          45
Monday, June 15, 1964          45
Monday, June 22, 1964          40
Monday, June 29, 1964          36
Monday, July 06, 1964           31
Monday, July 13, 1964           40

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Anybody But Me
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Chart Date                                 Position
Monday, October 02, 1961       45
Monday, October 09, 1961       39
Monday, October 16, 1961       29
Monday, October 23, 1961       18
Monday, October 30, 1961       23
Monday, November 06, 1961   22
Monday, November 13, 1961   26
Monday, November 20, 1961   45
Monday, November 27, 1961   50

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As Usual
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Chart Date                                  Position
Monday, December 16, 1963     50
Monday, December 23, 1963     23
Monday, December 30, 1963     15
Monday, January 06, 1964         14
Monday, January 13, 1964         11
Monday, January 20, 1964         16
Monday, January 27, 1964         12
Monday, February 03, 1964       17
Monday, February 10, 1964       21
Monday, February 17, 1964       36

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Break It To Me Gently
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Chart Date                                 Position
Monday, January 22, 1962        42
Monday, January 29, 1962        40
Monday, February 05, 1962      12
Monday, February 12, 1962      10
Monday, February 19, 1962        3
Monday, February 26, 1962        3
Monday, March 05, 1962            9
Monday, March 12, 1962          11
Monday, March 19, 1962          21
Monday, March 26, 1962          31
Monday, April 02, 1962            37
Tuesday, April 03, 1962            44

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Coming On Strong
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Chart Date                                 Position
Monday, October 10, 1966       44
Monday, October 17, 1966       40
Monday, October 24, 1966       25
Monday, October 31, 1966       24
Monday, November 07, 1966   22
Monday, November 14, 1966   15
Monday, November 21, 1966   13
Monday, November 28, 1966   21
Monday, December 05, 1966   34

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Dum Dum
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Chart Date                             Position
Monday, July 03, 1961          43
Saturday, July 08, 1961         27
Monday, July 10, 1961          15
Sunday, July 16, 1961             9
Monday, July 17, 1961          11
Monday, July 24, 1961          17
Monday, July 31, 1961          30
Monday, August 07, 1961     43

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Emotions
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Chart Date                                Position
Monday, January 16, 1961       42
Monday, January 23, 1961       30
Monday, January 30, 1961       21
Monday, February 06, 1961     16
Monday, February 13, 1961     17
Monday, February 20, 1961     21
Monday, February 27, 1961     25
Monday, March 06, 1961        34
Monday, March 13, 1961        49

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Eventually
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Chart Date                           Position
Monday, July 03, 1961        43
Saturday, July 08, 1961       27
Monday, July 10, 1961        15
Sunday, July 16, 1961           9
Monday, July 17, 1961        11
Monday, July 24, 1961        17
Monday, July 31, 1961       30
Monday, August 07, 1961  43

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Everybody Loves Me But You
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Chart Date                            Position
Monday, April 09, 1962       35
Monday, April 16, 1962       20
Monday, April 23, 1962       19
Monday, April 30, 1962       13
Saturday, May 05, 1962       23
Monday, May 07, 1962        28
Monday, May 14, 1962        31
Monday, May 21, 1962        38
Monday, May 28, 1962        45

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Fool # 1
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Chart Date                                    Position
Monday, October 02, 1961          45
Monday, October 09, 1961          39
Monday, October 16, 1961          29
Monday, October 23, 1961          18
Monday, October 30, 1961          23
Monday, November 06, 1961      22
Monday, November 13, 1961      26
Monday, November 20, 1961      45
Monday, November 27, 1961      50

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Grass Is Greener, The
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Chart Date                                    Position
Monday, September 30, 1963       44
Monday, October 07, 1963           41
Monday, October 14, 1963           35
Monday, October 21, 1963           26
Monday, October 28, 1963           30
Monday, November 04, 1963       32
Monday, November 11, 1963       44
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Heart In Hand
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Chart Date                                  Position
Monday, July 23, 1962               25
Monday, July 30, 1962               27
Monday, August 06, 1962          33
Monday, August 13, 1962          43

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Here Comes That Feelin'
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Chart Date                              Position
Monday, April 09, 1962         35
Monday, April 16, 1962         20
Monday, April 23, 1962         19
Monday, April 30, 1962         13

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I Wanna Be Wanted
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Chart Date                                 Position
Monday, September 26, 1960   35
Monday, October 03, 1960       27
Monday, October 10, 1960       14
Monday, October 17, 1960       13
Monday, October 24, 1960       11
Monday, October 31, 1960       13
Monday, November 07, 1960    21
Monday, November 14, 1960    29
Monday, November 21, 1960    42
Monday, November 28, 1960    49

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I Wonder
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Chart Date                               Position
Monday, July 01, 1963            49
Monday, July 08, 1963            34
Monday, July 15, 1963            32
Monday, July 22, 1963            31
Monday, July 29, 1963            28
Monday, August 05, 1963       40
Monday, August 12, 1963       45

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I'm Learnin' About Love
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Chart Date                               Position
Monday, January 16, 1961      42
Monday, January 23, 1961      30
Monday, January 30, 1961      21
Monday, February 06, 1961    16
Monday, February 13, 1961    17
Monday, February 20, 1961    21
Monday, February 27, 1961    25
Monday, March 06, 1961        34
Monday, March 13, 1961        49

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I'm Sorry
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Chart Date                                Position
Monday, June 20, 1960            39
Monday, June 27, 1960            21
Monday, July 04, 1960             11
Monday, July 11, 1960               8
Monday, July 18, 1960               7
Monday, July 25, 1960               9
Monday, August 01, 1960        10
Monday, August 08, 1960        11
Monday, August 15, 1960        13
Monday, August 22, 1960        16
Monday, August 29, 1960        22
Monday, September 05, 1960  29
Monday, September 12, 1960  34
Monday, September 19, 1960  42

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Is It True
....................................................

Chart Date                                Position
Monday, October 26, 1964      47
Monday, November 02, 1964   25
Monday, November 09, 1964   14
Monday, November 16, 1964   12
Monday, November 23, 1964   12
Monday, November 30, 1964   11
Monday, December 07, 1964    16
Monday, December 14, 1964    35

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It Started All Over Again
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Chart Date                           Position
Monday, July 09, 1962        43
Monday, July 16, 1962        30
Monday, July 23, 1962        25
Monday, July 30, 1962        27
Monday, August 06, 1962   33
Monday, August 13, 1962   43

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Johnny One Time
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Chart Date                             Position
Saturday, March 22, 1969     28
Saturday, March 29, 1969     23
Saturday, April 05, 1969       20
Saturday, April 12, 1969       19
Saturday, April 19, 1969       17
Saturday, April 26, 1969       17

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Losing You
....................................................

Chart Date                              Position
Monday, April 08, 1963         43
Monday, April 15, 1963         34
Monday, April 22, 1963         26
Monday, April 29, 1963         20
Monday, May 06, 1963         24
Monday, May 13, 1963         29
Monday, May 20, 1963         43
Monday, May 27, 1963         50

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My Whole World Is Falling Down
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Chart Date                          Position
Monday, July 15, 1963       32
Monday, July 22, 1963       31
Monday, July 29, 1963       28
Monday, August 05, 1963  40
Monday, August 12, 1963  45

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Ride, Ride, Ride
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Chart Date                              Position
Monday, January 09, 1967     42
Monday, January 16, 1967     37
Monday, January 23, 1967     29
Monday, January 30, 1967     27
Monday, February 06, 1967   27
Monday, February 13, 1967   46

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Save All Your Lovin' For Me
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Chart Date                                Position
Monday, October 01, 1962      41
Monday, October 08, 1962      17
Monday, October 15, 1962      12
Monday, October 22, 1962        6
Monday, October 29, 1962        5
Monday, November 05, 1962    6

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She'll Never Know
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Chart Date                                   Position
Monday, January 21, 1963          45
Wednesday, January 23, 1963     26
Monday, January 28, 1963          20
Monday, February 04, 1963       14
Monday, February 11, 1963       18

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So Deep
....................................................

Chart Date                                  Position
Monday, January 22, 1962         42
Monday, January 29, 1962         40
Monday, February 05, 1962       12
Monday, February 12, 1962       10
Monday, February 19, 1962         3
Monday, February 26, 1962         3
Monday, March 05, 1962             9
Monday, March 12, 1962           11
Monday, March 19, 1962           21
Monday, March 26, 1962           31

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Sweet Impossible You
....................................................

Chart Date                                  Position
Monday, September 30, 1963    44
Monday, October 07, 1963        41
Monday, October 14, 1963        35
Monday, October 21, 1963        26
Monday, October 28, 1963        30
Monday, November 04, 1963     32
Monday, November 11, 1963     44

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Sweet Nothin's
....................................................

Chart Date                                   Position
Monday, February 01, 1960        39
Monday, February 08, 1960        36
Monday, February 15, 1960        13
Monday, February 22, 1960          5
Monday, February 29, 1960          3
Monday, March 07, 1960              4
Monday, March 14, 1960              6
Monday, March 21, 1960              7
Monday, March 28, 1960              8
Monday, April 04, 1960              10
Monday, April 11, 1960              18
Monday, April 18, 1960              22
Monday, April 25, 1960              31

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That's All You Gotta Do
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Chart Date                              Position
Monday, June 20, 1960          39
Monday, June 27, 1960          21
Monday, July 04, 1960           11
Monday, July 11, 1960             8
Monday, July 18, 1960             7
Monday, July 25, 1960             9
Monday, August 01, 1960       10
Monday, August 08, 1960       11
Monday, August 15, 1960       13
Monday, August 22, 1960       16
Monday, August 29, 1960       22
Monday, September 05, 1960 29
Monday, September 12, 1960 34
Monday, September 19, 1960 42

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Think
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Chart Date                                   Position
Monday, March 16, 1964            33
Monday, March 23, 1964            18

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Too Many Rivers
....................................................

Chart Date                                  Position
Monday, July 05, 1965               46
Monday, July 12, 1965               40
Monday, July 19, 1965               34
Monday, July 26, 1965               25
Monday, August 02, 1965          19
Monday, August 09, 1965          17
Monday, August 16, 1965          21
Monday, August 23, 1965          29
Monday, August 30, 1965          34

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Waiting Game, The
....................................................

Chart Date                                  Position
Monday, March 09, 1964           44
Monday, March 16, 1964           33
Monday, March 23, 1964           18
Monday, March 30, 1964           18
Monday, April 06, 1964              23
Monday, April 13, 1964              49

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When You Loved Me
....................................................

Chart Date                                    Position
Monday, August 31, 1964            49
Monday, September 07, 1964      44
Monday, September 14, 1964      41
Monday, September 21, 1964      46

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You Can Depend On Me
....................................................

Chart Date                           Position
Monday, April 10, 1961      37
Thursday, April 13, 1961     25
Monday, April 17, 1961      21
Monday, April 24, 1961      26
Monday, May 01, 1961      28
Monday, May 08, 1961      38

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Your Used To Be
....................................................

Chart Date                                 Position
Monday, January 21, 1963        45
Wednesday, January 23, 1963   26
Monday, January 28, 1963        20
Monday, February 04, 1963      14
Monday, February 11, 1963      18
Monday, February 18, 1963      21
Monday, February 25, 1963      34

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CHUM HISTORY

"1050 CHUM" was a legendary Top 40 powerhouse during the late 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.

Early history and Top 40 format

CHUM AM was launched as a dawn-to-dusk radio station on October 28, 1945 by Jack Q'Part, an entrepreneur in the business of patent medicines. The station, then operating from studios in the Mutual Street Arena, was taken over in December 1954 by Allan Waters, a salesman from Q'Parts' patent medicine business. Waters' first major move was to secure a license for 24-hour-a-day broadcasting for CHUM, along with a power increase to 5,000 watts. Less than three years after Waters acquired the station, and soon after bringing the new fulltime transmitter online, a major programming change was made. On May 27 1957, Waters switched to a "Top 50" format that had proven itself popular in some U.S. cities; Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" was the first song played. "1050 CHUM" pioneered rock and roll radio in Toronto, and was noteworthy for hosting many noteworthy rock concerts including, among others, visits to Maple Leaf Gardens by Elvis Presley (1957) and The Beatles (1964, '65, and '66). While the station was rising to the top of the popularity ratings in Toronto in the early 1960s, it also built yet another new transmitter in Mississauga, Ontario (a few miles west of the current Toronto city line) along the Lake Ontario shoreline, and raised its power once again to its current 50,000 watts around the clock.

CHUM DJs of the 1960s were zany morning man Al Boliska, who quit in late 1963 to go 'across the street' to CKEY.He was replaced by WKBW, Buffalo radio & TV personality Jay Nelson, popularly known as "Jungle Jay" from his role as host of a children's show on Buffalo's Channel 7 which was also popular among Toronto youngsters. He would be followed by housewives' jock John Spragge; singer/DJ Mike Darow; Pete Nordheimer, replaced in 1961 by witty Bob McAdorey; teen DJ Dave Johnson; and all night maven Bob Laine. Later additions to the CHUM DJ lineup included Duff Roman and Brian Skinner, both of whom came over from CKEY (then owned by Jack Kent Cooke). In the late 1960s, early 1970s, CHUM DJ's included Duke Roberts (also known as Gary Duke for a time), Johnny Mitchell (better known today as Sonny Fox), J. Michael Wilson, Tom Rivers, Scott Carpenter, Jim Van Horne, John Rode, Don Reagan, Terry Steele and Roger Ashby. Among their later mighttime hosts was John D. Roberts, who joined CHUM in 1977 and would eventually become known across North America as White House correspondent for CBS-TV and host of CNN's morning program "American Morning."

CHUM was also well known for its contests, like the 1970s' "I Listen to CHUM" promotion, in which DJs would dial phone numbers at random and award $1,000 to anyone who answered the phone with that phrase.

From gold-based to oldies

By the mid-1980s, CHUM had lost ground in the Toronto ratings to competitor Top 40 station CFTR and FM-based music stations. On June 6, 1986, CHUM dropped its Top 40 format for a heavily gold-based adult contemporary format ("Favourites of Yesterday and Today"). By 1989, CHUM adopted an oldies format, drawing heavily on its previous Top 40 reputation to cater to the fans of that era's music.

Chart #1 - Monday, May 27, 1957 - TOP 50

CHART NUMBER 1

Monday, May 27, 1957

Chart Number: 1
This
Week
Last
Week
ArtistTrackTotal
Weeks
10Presley, ElvisAll Shook Up0
20Boone, PatLove Letters In The Sand0
30Williams, AndyI Like Your Kind Of Love0
40Everly Brothers, TheBye Bye Love0
50Mineo, SalStart Movin' (In My Direction)0
60Storm, GaleDark Moon0
70Robbins, MartyA White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)0
80Gracie, CharlieFabulous0
90Como, PerryGirl With The Golden Braids, The0
100Ray, JohnnieYes Tonight, Josephine0
110Diamonds, TheLittle Darlin'0
120Dell-Vikings, TheCome Go With Me0
130Boone, PatWhy Baby Why0
140Husky, FerlinGone0
150Como, PerryRound And Round0
160Berry, ChuckSchool Day0
170Knox, BuddyParty Doll0
170Lawrence, SteveParty Doll0
180Dorsey Orchestra, JimmySo Rare0
190Domino, FatsI'm Walkin'0
190Nelson, RickyI'm Walkin'0
200Gracie, CharlieButterfly0
200Williams, AndyButterfly0
210Belafonte, HarryMama Look At Bubu0
220Lowe, JimFour Walls0
220Reeves, JimFour Walls0
230Dee, JohnnySittin' In The Balcony0
230Cornell, DonSittin' In The Balcony0
230Cochran, EddieSittin' In The Balcony0
240Mathis, JohnnyWonderful! Wonderful!0
250Mello-Tones, TheRosie Lee0
250Tune Drops, TheRosie Lee0
260Coasters, TheYoung Blood0
270Domino, FatsValley Of Tears0
280Draper, RustyFreight Train0
290Gilkyson, Terry & The Easy RidersMarianne0
290Hilltoppers, TheMarianne0
300Bowen, JimmyI'm Stickin' With You0
310Laine, FrankieLove Is A Golden Ring0
320Platters, TheI'm Sorry0
330Hunter, Ivory JoeEmpty Arms0
330Brewer, TeresaEmpty Arms0
340Sands, TommyTeen-Age Crush0
350Little RichardLucille0
360Sands, TommyMy Love Song0
370Starr, KayJamie Boy0
380Starr, RandyAfter School0
390Johnson, BettyLittle White Lies0
400Bennett, TonyOne For My Baby (And One More For The Road)0
410Knox, BuddyRock Your Little Baby To Sleep0
420Clooney, RosemaryMangos0
430Cornell, DonMama Guitar0
440Belloc, DanFlip Top0
450Baker, LavernJim Dandy Got Married0
460Boone, PatBernardine0
470Copeland, KenPledge Of Love0
470Torok, MitchellPledge Of Love0
480Four Lads, TheI Just Don't Know0
490Armenian Jazz SextetHarem Dance0
500Williams, BillyI'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter0

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