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Today In Rock: February 12

1935

Ray Manzarek was born.

1956

Rock and Roll Waltz (Kay Starr) was a hit.

1958

The Silhouettes hit #1 with "Get a Job".

1966

The Miracles hit #11 with "Going To a Go-Go".

1966

Pink Floyd performs at a series of Sunday afternoon multimedia happenings at London's Marquee Club, dubbed the "Spontaneous Underground."

1967

Deejay Larry Miller debuts the first underground radio show on KMPX-FM in San Francisco.

1971

Can releases the double LP 'Tago Mago'.

1972

"Let's Stay Together," by Al Green, dislodges Don McLean's "American Pie" from it's month-long reign at #1.

1972

'Eat a Peach,' by the Allman Brothers Band is released. Mixing live and studio material, it features the last studio recordings by Duane Allman.

1972

Carly Simon hits #13 with "Anticipation".

1972

Led Zeppelin hits #15 with "Black Dog".

1982

MTV flies the winner of "MTV's Hawaiian Holiday with Devo" contest to Hawaii for five days of partying with Devo.

1983

Adam & the Ants hit #12 in the US with "Goody Two Shoes".

1983

Flock of Seagulls hit #30 in the US with "Space Age Love Song".

1983

Spandau Ballet hits #12 in the UK with "Communication".

1983

Depeche Mode hits #13 in the UK with "Get the Balance Right".

1988

New MTV Europe studios are opened in Camden, London at Air TV.

1988

Author and former 'Rolling Stone' editor Kurt Loder joins MTV as anchorperson for MTV News.

1989

MTV Europe is launched on Astra satellite.