June 8 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
June 8

2003 : Billy Joel wins a Tony Award for the orchestration of his Broadway musical, "Movin' Out".

1974 : Rick Wakeman departs Yes for a solo career, returns two years later, leaves again after four years.

1984 : Bruce Springsteen plays a surprise gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, going on after the scheduled act to warm up for his "Born In The U.S.A". tour.

1990 : Two days after a federal court declares the 2 Live Crew album As Nasty As They Wanna Be legally obscene, Charles Freeman, the owner of a record store in Ft. Lauderdale, is arrested for selling the album by six Broward county sheriff's deputies who are working undercover. He is later found guilty of selling obscene material and fined $1000. Police may have had motive for targeting Freeman, as he was later arrested for selling cocaine.

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