The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990's
Genre(s): 
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The Rationals formed in 1964 and first recorded a single for a local label, A2 Records, in 1965. After scoring a local hit with the tune "Gave My Love", they recorded a cover of Otis Redding's "Respect". This won them a contract for national distribution by Cameo/Parkway, and the single ended up reaching #92 on the Billboard Hot 100. Unfortunately, the record didn't break everywhere in the U.S. at the same time, so it had a tough time making a decent showing on the national charts. Several further singles, including "I Need You" and "Hold On Baby", were successes in Michigan but didn't catch on nationally. Lead singer Scott Morgan was asked to join Blood Sweat and Tears, but he declined the offer. The group's only full-length, a self-titled effort, arrived on Crewe Records at the beginning of 1970, and the group split up soon after.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
The Rationals 02/26/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Sonny & Cher 03/04/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 03/12/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/30/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/23/1966 Mount Holly Holly Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/28/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/30/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
WKNR "THANK YOU!" Concert 10/02/1966 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/10/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
WTAC-AM Record Hop 01/14/1967 Fenton Community Center Fenton Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/04/1967 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/25/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/08/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
London-Look Beauty Bash 05/06/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
School Dance For CKLW 05/07/1967 Fitzgerald High School Warren Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/26/1967 The Club Monroe Charter Township Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/02/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/09/1967 Hullabaloo - Clarkston Clarkston Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/23/1967 Half Way Detroit Michigan USA
Jefferson Airplane 06/30/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/01/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/02/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/03/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/04/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA

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