24 February

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24 FEBRUARY

In Music History

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1940 Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon A Star."

1932 Michel LeGrand is born in Bécon les Bruyères, France. A noted film composer, he earns his first Academy Award in 1968 for The Thomas Crown Affair's title song, "The Windmills Of Your Mind."

1711 George Frideric Handel's Rinaldo, the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage, premieres at the Queen's Theatre in London's Haymarket.

1607 Claudio Monterverdi's first opera, L'Orfeo, premieres in the The Ducal Palace, a group of buildings in Mantua, Lombardy. Monteverdi is considered the first opera composer to make it into a cohesive art-form.

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Elton John Gets The Royal Treatment

1998

Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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