FEBRUARY 24 Events in Music History

  • 1607 Claudio Monteverdi’s opera “Orfeo” premieres in Mantua
  • Music Premiere

    1711 George Frideric Handel‘s opera “Rinaldo” premieres at Haymarket theatre in London

    Composer George Frideric Handel

    • 1939 Roy Harris’ 3rd Symphony premieres in Boston
    • 1951 “Bless You All” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
    • 1955 “Silk Stockings” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
    • 1962 “New Faces of ’62” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
    • 1962 “Sail Away” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
    • 1965 Beatles begin filming “Help” in Bahamas
    • 1968 “Darling of the Day” closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 performances
    • 1977 12th Academy of Country Music Awards: Mickey Gilley and Crystal Gayle win
    • 1980 “Canterbury Tales” closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
    • 1982 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins
    • 1987 29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins
    • 1991 “Those Were The Days” closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 performances

    Music awardsMusic Awards

    1993 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins

    Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
    Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
    Eric Clapton

    Event of interestEvent of Interest

    1998 Elton John knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London

    Singer Elton John
    Elton John
    Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
    Queen of the United Kingdom
    Elizabeth II

    Music awardsMusic Awards

    1999 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

    Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill
    George Frideric Handel