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1982
An article appeared in the paper regarding the Osmond Studios being forced to close part of its operations.  The article stated a slump in the entertainment industry was forcing a reduction of 50 people in operations and personnel.  The people would be laid off Friday—with the layoff, the Osmonds would be closing down the sound stage operations and many shop functions including construction and scenic areas.  20-25 people in the editing and duping bays were going full blast and would not be affected.  Ron Clark stated the entire entertainment industry operations were down 12%.  Part of the production closing involved the making of television commercials.

Three weeks after the lay-off of 50 employees, Ron Clark stated many facets of management were being re-structured, including financial management.  He said some departments would be completely restructured.  A press conference would be held next week regarding financial changes.


January 4, 1982
Monday
Donny was a guest on Good Morning America which aired on this date.  He discussed Little Johnny Jones, the Donny and Marie Show and raising kids.

January 7 –
February 7, 1982
Donny’s play, Little Johnny Jones was in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center.

January 11, 1982
Monday
Marie was a guest on Solid Gold.

January 16, 1982
Saturday
Merrill was honored by the United States Jaycees as one of the Ten Most Outstanding Young Men In America for 1982.  Merrill was presented this award in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

January 25, 1982
Monday
Marie was a guest on the John Davidson Show which aired on this date.  She was promoting Side By Side.

January 29, 1982
Friday
An article appeared in the Provo Herald about the Osmonds presenting the U.S. Ski Classic to be held February 27-March 2, 1982.  The money raised from the event would be used to support the U.S. Ski Team in the 1984 Olympics.

January 30, 1982
Saturday
Marie performed on the Golden Globes award show with John Schneider singing a medley of TV songs.

January 30, 1982
Saturday

Donny was a guest on Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters which aired on this date. He performed I'm Walkin with Barbara Mandrell, Step By Step, and a Gospel Medley with Ray Stevens, Barbara Mandrell, Louise Mandrell and Irlene Mandrell.

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January 30 –
January 31, 1982

The Osmond Studios hosted the March of Dimes Telethon.  The 21 hour telethon featured 50 stars and celebrities (including the Osmonds) and was broadcast to eight television markets across the United States.  No other single event had brought more celebrities and corporate heads to the state of Utah than the Miracle Network Telethon.

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January 31, 1982
Sunday
Donny was a guest on the Tom Jones Show which aired on this date.

February 1982
Marie moved to New York to take acting lessons from Lee Strasberg at his studio.  She was also taking dancing lessons from Bob Audi and some ballet lessons.  She would stay there until the end of March.

February 8 –
February 9, 1982
The Osmonds participated in a radiothon on KSL for Children’s Hospitals.

February 8, 1982
Monday

Marie Osmond appeared on the Bob Hope Special, Women I Love - Beautiful and Funny which aired on February 28, 1982. Marie did not sing on this show, but she shared a few jokes with Bob Hope.

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February 11, 1982
Thursday
Little Johnny Jones went to the Boston Metropolitan Theater in Boston, MA for a two week run.

February 17, 1982
Wednesday
Donny was a guest on the TV show, Weekday to promote Little Johnny Jones.

February 21, 1982
Sunday
Little Johnny Jones had its closing night in Boston, Massachusetts.

February 23, 1982
Tuesday
Marie was a guest on the Suzanne Somers Show which aired on this date.

February 24, 1982
Wednesday
Marie made a cameo appearance on the Grammy Awards.

February 25 –
February 27, 1982
The Osmond Brothers performed at Resorts International Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

February 27 –
March 2, 1982
The U.S. Ski Team Classic.  Alan was the producer of the event.  20 teams comprised of celebrities, contributing sponsors, their guests, and a U.S. Ski Team advisor would compete in handicap races, the torchlight parade, and various entertainment and social activities.  Jay was the coordinator of this event.

February 28, 1982
Saturday
Marie was the Grand Marshall for a parade in Park City, Utah.

February 28, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, I’ve Got A Bad Case Of You was reviewed by Billboard Magazine.  They stated: “Osmond last graced the country chart in 1976.  Her Elektra/Curb debut carries an infectious lyric line and could prove to be her strongest outing since Paper Roses.”

February 28, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, I’ve Got A Bad Case Of You debuted at #84 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

March 21, 1982
Sunday
Donny made his debut on Broadway in Little Johnny Jones at the Alvin Theater in New York.

March 22, 1982
Monday
Little Johnny Jones closed on Broadway, the day after opening night.  The #1.2 million production opened Sunday night at the Alvin Theater.  The opening night was a success mainly because, according to the article, the theater was packed with Donny’s fans.  It was the reviews that forced the producers to close the show, which had little, if anything good to say about the musical.

March 23, 1982
Tuesday
Entertainment Weekly did a piece on Little Johnny Jones which aired on this date.

March 27, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, I’ve Got A Bad Case Of You rose to #75 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

March 28, 1982
Sunday
Donny, Debbie, and kids stopped at Arners Family Restaurant in Mount Penn, PA.  He was driving home from New York to Utah and wanted to do some sightseeing along the way.  According to the newspaper article he ate waffles just before 3:00 p.m.

April 1, 1982
Thursday
Jimmy’s single, Livin’ In Love / One More Chance was released in Japan.

April 1, 1982
Thursday
The Osmonds performed at the Auditorium in Chicago, IL.

April 3, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, I’ve Got A Bad Case Of You rose to #74 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

April 4, 1982
Sunday
Marie was a guest on Hour Magazine.

April 10, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, I’ve Got A Bad Case Of You remained at #74 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart for the second week.

April 14, 1982
Wednesday
Marie was a guest on AM Los Angeles on this date.

April 16, 1982
Friday
George and Olive received their mission call to Hawaii.

April 17, 1982
Saturday
The Osmonds performed in New Orleans, Louisiana.

April 17, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, I’ve Got A Bad Case Of You fell to #76 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.  After five weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #74 on April 3, 1982.

April 17, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin' was recommended by Billboard Magazine on their Top Singles Pick.

April 17, 1982
Saturday
The Osmonds performed in New Orleans, LA.

April 19, 1982
Monday
Marie was a guest on Merv Griffin on this date.

April 20, 1982
Tuesday
Marie was a guest on the Tonight Show.  She was promoting Side By Side.

April 22 -
April 25, 1982
The Osmonds held a family reunion at the Osmond Family Ranch in Logan, UT.

April 26, 1982
Monday
Marie was a guest on the Today show to promote Side By Side.

April 26, 1982
Monday
George and Olive were guests on Hour Magazine.

April 26, 1982
Monday
Side By Side—The Story Of The Osmond Family aired on NBC Television.

April 27, 1982
Tuesday
The Osmond Brothers were guests on Hour Magazine.

April 28, 1982
Wednesday
Tom and Virl were guests on Hour Magazine.

April 29, 1982
Thursday
Donny and Debbie were guests on Hour Magazine.

April 30, 1982
Friday
Marie was a guest on Hour Magazine.

May 1, 1982
Saturday
A photo of Marie appeared in Billboard Magazine.  The caption under the photo stated Marie participated in the WIP-AM Philadelphia’s 7th Annual Leukemia Radiothon.  The event raised more than $85,000.00 for leukemia research.

May 1, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ debuted at #68 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

May 8, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #59 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

May 15, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #48 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

May 18, 1982
Tuesday
Marie visited with 26 residents of the American Fork Training School who toured the Osmond Studios.  Marie shook hands and signed autographs for the residents.  She commended one of the students for winning several gold medals during the Special Olympics held the week before in Provo.

May 22, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #40 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

May 24, 1982
Monday
Marie publicly announced her engagement to former BYU basketball player, Steve Craig.

May 25, 1982
Tuesday

Marie and Steve Craig had their engagement portrait taken in Merritt Smith’s studio in Los Angeles, CA.

May 29, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #36 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

May 1982
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Marie flew to Rome to film her segment in an upcoming two hour special of The Love Boat.

June 2, 1982
Wednesday
George and Olive Osmond announced that they would be leaving for their full-time mission as directors of the Hawaii Temple Visitor’s Center in Laie.

June 3, 1982
Thursday
George and Olive enter the MTC for their mission in Hawaii.

June 3 -
June 4, 1982
The CMN Telethon aired on television.  This telethon raised $77,308,939. The Children’s Miracle Network Telethon was put together by the Osmond Foundation.  The event originated at KSL and the Osmond’s Center, but it was telecast via satellite of Bonneville International in City Creek Canyon to about 20 other cities with children’s hospitals.  John Schneider and Merlin Olsen were hosts of the telethon.  There were several performances by the brothers with their new country sound and Marie was also a guest.

June 5, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #30 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

June 11, 1982
Friday
The Osmonds perform in Merrillville, Indiana.

June 12, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #25 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

June 18, 1982
Friday
Jay was a judge at a Beauty Pageant at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.

June 19, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #23 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

June 22, 1982
Tuesday
Alan hosts the Family Reunion at his house.

June 24, 1982
Thursday
Marie's bridal shower was on this date.

June 25, 1982
Friday
Marie and fiancé, Steve Craig appeared on Good Morning America and discussed their upcoming marriage.

June 25, 1982
Friday
Entertainment Weekly did a piece on Steve and Marie’s wedding.

June 26, 1982
Saturday
Marie married former BYU basketball player, Steve Craig in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, UT.  Elder Paul H. Dunn officiated the ceremony.

June 26, 1982
Saturday
Marie and Steve’s wedding day was covered by Entertainment Tonight which aired on this date.

June 26, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #18 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

June 27, 1982
Sunday
George and Olive leave for their mission in Hawaii.

July 1, 1982
Thursday
The Osmond Family performed at the Indianapolis Sports Center in Indianapolis, IN at the All-Star Music Festival.  They performed for 3200 people.  Proceeds benefitted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

July 2, 1982
Friday
The Osmonds performed in Cincinnati, Ohio.

July 3, 1982
Saturday
The Osmonds performed in Richmond, Virginia.

July 3, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #17 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

July 4, 1982
Sunday
The Osmonds perform in Charlotte, North Carolina.

July 5, 1982
Monday
Marie and Steve were Grand Marshals in the July 4th Parade in Provo, Utah.

July 6, 1982
Tuesday
The Osmonds performed in Greensboro, North Carolina.

July 7, 1982
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed in Knoxville, Tennessee.

July 8, 1982
Thursday
The Osmonds performed in Ashville, North Carolina.

July 9, 1982
Friday
The Osmonds performed in Nashville, Tennessee.

July 10, 1982
Saturday
The Osmonds performed in St. Louis, MO.

July 10, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ rose to #17 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

July 11, 1982
Sunday
The Osmond Family performed at Mud Island in Memphis, TN before 6,000 people.

July 13, 1982
Tuesday
The Osmond Brothers performed at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth, Texas.

July 14 –
July 15, 1982
The Osmonds performed in San Antonio, Texas.

July 14, 1982
Wednesday
Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again / Look Who’s Getting Over Who was released on this date.

July 15, 1982
Thursday
The Osmond Brothers were guests on Solid Gold which aired on this date.  The sang I Think About Your Lovin’.

July 16, 1982
Friday
Merrill was presented with the 1982 Ten Most Outstanding Men of America award by the United Jaycees in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

July 16 -
July 18, 1982
The Osmond Brothers and Donny & Marie were in Houston, TX.  They stayed at the South East Hilton Hotel.

July 17, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ fell to #34 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

July 19, 1982
Monday
The Osmonds performed at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, Texas.

July 22 –
July 24, 1982
The Osmonds performed in Cape Cod.

July 24, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ fell to #43 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

July 27 –
August 1, 1982
The Osmonds performed in Atlanta, Georgia.

July 31, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ fell to #54 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

August 7, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, I Think About Your Lovin’ fell to #94 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

August 9, 1982
Monday
More than 6,000 people—church members and non-members—filled three auditoriums to capacity in the afternoon and evening in a multi-stake fireside that featured the Osmond family.  The firesides were in the Seattle Opera House, Tacoma Civic Center, and the Everett Civic Center in Washington.  Talks were given by the family members including Marie’s new husband, Steve Craig.  They sang “Love At Home” at all of the firesides.  A total of 19 stakes were included in the Puget Sound Area.  The firesides took three years of planning and organizing to get the Osmonds to come.

August 9, 1982
Monday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Fallin’ In Love (Over and Over Again) / You’re Leaving Was The Last Thing On My Mind was released on this date.

August 14, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again debuted at #84 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

August 15, 1982
Sunday
Marie was a guest on the Tom Jones Show which aired on this date. She sang I’ll Take You Back and a duet with Tom, The Way You Do The Things You Do.

August 21, 1982
Saturday
Billboard Magazine recommended It’s Like Falling In Love Over and Over Again stating:  “The Osmonds serve up an effective pot-boiler of country hooks—catchy guitar refrains, below the belt drums, and whiffs of harmonies.  The song seems like mere craftwork until the end, when an electric guitar break and gospel-like vocals combine to drive the track to a spiritual closing.”

August 21, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again rose to #70 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

August 22, 1982
Sunday
The Osmonds performed in Schenectady, New York on this date.

August 25, 1982
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed in Sacramento, California.

August 27, 1982
Friday
The Osmond Teleproduction Center created a presentation reel for the Osmond Studios.

August 27 –
August 29, 1982
The Osmonds performed in San Carlos, California.

August 28, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again rose to #65 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

August 30, 1982
Monday
The Osmonds performed in Salem, Oregon.

August 30, 1982
Monday
Marie taped an interview for AM Northwest.

September 1, 1982
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed at The Auditorium in Chicago, IL.

September 4, 1982
Saturday
The Osmonds perform in Darien Lake, New York.

September 4, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again debuted at #80 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again rose to #58 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.


September 5, 1982
Sunday
The Osmonds performed in Canfield, Ohio.

September 6, 1982
Monday
Alan, Merrill, and Jimmy were on AM Buffalo which aired on this date.

September 6, 1982
Monday
The Osmond Brothers’ album, The Osmond Brothers was released on this date.

September 8, 1982
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed a private concert at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.

September 10, 1982
Friday
Heather was born to Merrill and Mary.

September 11, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers LP
Billboard Magazine recommended The Osmond Brothers album stating:  “One listen to this album ought to convince any skeptics who didn’t succumb to I Think About Your Lovin’ that this quartet is real McCoy country.  Their energetic harmonies sparkle in the framework of Rick Hall’s imaginative production.  The brothers turn cuts like Blue All Over You and It’s Like Falling In Love into standards.”

September 11, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over and Over Again rose to #69 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again remained at #58 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart for the second week.


September 17, 1982
Friday
The Osmonds performed in St. Petersburg, Florida.

September 18, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over and Over Again rose to #55 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again fell to #70 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.


September 20, 1982
Monday
Sarah Elizabeth was born to Wayne and Kathy.

September 25, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over and Over Again rose to #49 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

Marie’s single, Back To Believin’ Again fell to #94 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.  After seven weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #58 on September 4, 1982.


September 27 –
September 29, 1982
The Osmonds performed in Atlanta, Georgia.

October 2, 1982
Saturday
Marie’s episode of The Love Boat aired on this date. 

October 2, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again rose to #40 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album debuted at #64 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


October 2, 1982
Marie Osmond appeared on Solid Gold which aired on this date. Marie sang Back To Believin' Again. Marilyn McCoo and Rex Smith were co-hosts of this show. Other guests included Karla Bonoff, Randy Meisner, Eddie Money, The Temptations, John Waite, and Dottie West.

October 8, 1982
Friday
Jimmy was a guest star on Fame which aired on this date.  He played Troy Phillips.

October 9, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again rose to #36 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album fell to #65 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


October 12, 1982
Tuesday
The Osmond Brothers were guests on Country Jamboree which aired on this date.

October 13, 1982
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed in Rexburg, ID.

October 16, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again rose to #32 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album rose to #62 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


October 16, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers won Billboard Magazine’s Breakthrough Award.

October 23, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again rose to #29 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album rose to #58 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


October 30, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again rose to #28 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album remained at #58 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart for the second week.


October 31, 1982
Sunday
The television movie, The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch aired on this date.  Donny was one of the guest stars in movie where he played a Yankee soldier who is wounded and left in a Southern town to heal.  The movie starred Donny Osmond, Lisa Welchel, Lee Horseley, Joan Collins, Mary Crosby, and Priscilla Barnes.

November 6 –
November 8, 1982
The Osmond Brothers performed in Merrillville, IN.

November 6, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again fell to #42 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album rose to #57 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


November 9, 1982
Tuesday
The Osmond Brothers performed at the Official Texas Embassy Lone Star Café in New York.

November 10, 1982
Wednesday
Jay announced his engagement to Teresa Chingas.

November 11, 1982
Thursday
Jay and Teresa go to Disneyland.

November 13, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again fell to #60 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

The Osmond Brothers album remained at #57 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


November 16, 1982
Tuesday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, Never Ending Song Of Love / You’ll Be Seeing Me was released on this date.

November 20, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, It’s Like Falling In Love Over And Over Again fell to #92 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.  After 12 weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #28 on October 30, 1982.

The Osmond Brothers album rose to #54 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.


November 27, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers album fell to #55 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.

December 1, 1982
Wednesday
The Osmond Brothers were guests on Solid Gold which aired on this date.  They sang It’s Like Fallin’ In Love Again.

December 3, 1982
Friday
An advertisement appeared in the Provo Daily Herald about an investment opportunity for families to “own a legacy of land” at the East Canyon Resort.  People were encouraged to call Tom Osmond for information.

December 4, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers’ single, Never Ending Song Of Love was recommended by Billboard.

December 4, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers album fell to #68 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.  After 10 weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #54 on November 20, 1982.

December 11, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers appeared on Solid Gold which aired on this date. Marilyn McCoo and Rex Smith were co-hosts of this show. Other guests included The Gap Band, Paul Carrack and Noise To Go, Chilliwack, Lionel Richie, Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle, Paul Davis.

December 16, 1982
Thursday
Marie Osmond appeared on Solid Gold which aired on this date. The title of the show as Solid Gold Christmas 1982. Rex Smith and Marilyn McCoo presented a Christmas Countdown of the top 40 Christmas songs. Marie sang Let It Snow. Other guests included Sister Sledge, The Chipmunks, John Davidson, Donna Summer, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jerry Reed, Crystal Gayle, Oak Ridge Boys, Roberta Flack, America, Adrae Crouch, and John Schneider.

December 18, 1982
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers performed at Disneyland.

December 20, 1982
Monday
The Osmond Brothers performed at Chino Prison.

December 31, 1982
Friday
Donny hosted Happy New Year America at the Waldorf in New York. 
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 


 

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