The year was 1982. 1982 folks was takin’ the car, bus to go get the latest album from D Train’s You’re The One For Me. As an official 1980s blackgirl this album was one of my and my sisters favorites.
If you ever need some inspiration to follow your dreams or move forward in life play track 7 keep on. He tells you to keep on stepping and reach higher ground.
1982 D Train had some competition when Michael Jackson’s second solo album thriller came out. Keep On reached #2 on the dance charts and #15 on the R&B singles chart
Songs like this back in the 1980s was our black anthem. 1982 was the year for Bryant Gumbel he became the first African-American to be an anchor on a major network when he joins The Today Show.
Also that year saw the United States — AT&T Ordered to Break Up
1. The break-up of the AT&T monopoly was ordered during January of 1982.
2. The US government’s deal with the AT&T Corporation stated that AT&T would give up control of the Bell System (colloquially called Ma Bell) that had owned most of the telephone services in the United States and Canada since the 1940s.
3. The agreement came as the result of an anti-trust case brought against the company in 1974 by the US Department of Justice.
4. The break-up of the Bell System officially became effective two years later in 1984 when it was split into seven different independent Regional Bell operating Companies, informally known as “Baby Bells.”
Movies playing in theaters was…..
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
On Golden Pond
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Chariots of Fire
1982 we saw Reaganomics