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  • Jun 22, 1988
    The four-disc Eric Clapton album "Crossroads" is certified gold by the RIAA. The box set includes "Lay Down Sally," a country hit 10 years before
    Jun 22, 1988
    Conway Twitty's tour bus is sideswiped by a truck on the wrong side of the road in Missouri. The truck then collides with a car following Twitty's bus, injuring Twitty associate Michael Schrimpf and three family members
    Jun 23, 1988
    Bass player Graham DeLoach is born in Savannah, Georgia. He becomes a member of the band A Thousand Horses, who score a country hit with their 2014 Republic Nashville release "Smoke"
    Jun 23, 1988
    George Strait's "Greatest Hits, Volume Two" earns an RIAA-certified platinum album
    Jun 25, 1988
    The Desert Rose Band takes "He's Back And I'm Blue" to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
    Jun 26, 1988
    "Lost Highway," a theatrical production based on the life of Hank Williams, debuts in Los Angeles. Eight years later, the show comes to the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
    Jun 28, 1988
    Rhino releases "Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1957," with The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie," Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" and Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On," plus appearances by Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly and The Jordanaires
    Jun 29, 1988
    Capitol releases Dan Seals' album "Rage On"

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