ILLYA KURYAKIN * IKE B & THE CRYSTALLITES * CRYSTAL * JA
Illya Nickovetch Kuryakin; grew up in Kiev, Russia and attended the University of Georgia in the Ukraine where he studied gymnastics among other things. He did postgraduate work at the Sorbonne and received a PhD in quantum mechanics at Cambridge. From September 22, 1964 to January 15, 1968 Illya Kuryakin worked alongside Napoleon Solo as special agents for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement of Great Britain and Europe. This early Reggae instrumental by Ike Bennett with Derrick Harriott's house band, The Crystallites seems to be some kind of tribute to him or his endeavors.
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