Composer and singer Hoagy Carmichael writing music on the piano in his London hotel room. George Konig/Getty Images hide caption

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'Stardust'

Carmichael's timeless melody came to him one night while in school at Indiana University.

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Composer Irving Berlin, circa 1918. Henry Guttmann/Getty Images hide caption

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