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  • Aug 4, 1994
    The folk-pop album "10 Years Together/The Best Of Peter, Paul & Mary" is certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It includes a hit written by John Denver, "Leaving On A Jet Plane"
    Aug 4, 1994
    The Traveling Wilburys' "Vol. 1" is certified triple-platinum by the RIAA. The album combines the talents of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and the late Roy Orbison, all of whom have earned country hits as songwriters
    Aug 4, 1993
    The soundtrack to "The Bodyguard," keyed by Whitney Houston's version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," is certified nine-times platinum by the RIAA
    Aug 4, 1992
    Dolly Parton scores an RIAA-certified platinum album, for "Eagle When She Flies"
    Aug 4, 1990
    Dan Seals takes "Good Times," written by the late Sam Cooke, to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Aug 4, 1989
    Casey Kristofferson attends an Ozzy Osbourne concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. When Osbourne yells "Let's get crazy," fans rush the stage and knock over Kristofferson's mom, Rita Coolidge
    Aug 4, 1988
    Brenda Lee files a $20-million lawsuit against MCA Records, accusing the label of underpaying royalties. Both parties settle out of court for an undisclosed sum
    Aug 4, 1987
    Kenny Price dies at Memorial Hospital in Florence, Kentucky, a day after suffering a heart attack. The "Hee Haw" comedian earned four Top 10 singles from 1966-1971
    Aug 4, 1987
    A day after checking out, George Jones returns to University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham with stomach problems
    Aug 4, 1987
    Dolly Parton announces she's lost 50 pounds

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