The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990's
Genre(s): 
Associated Artists: 

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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 Date Venue Citysort descending Region Country
The Rationals 02/29/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/09/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/28/1993 Rick's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Pink Floyd 07/14/1968 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/31/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/30/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 10/05/1991 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/12/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor 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
The Rationals 02/04/1967 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/23/1967 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Pink Floyd 07/13/1968 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
MC5 03/12/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/11/1991 Club Heidelberg Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/26/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals / The Stooges 02/07/1970 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/25/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/05/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/04/1969 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/21/1970 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Second Annual Saginaw Pop Festival 08/26/1969 Roll-Air-Rink Bay City Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/30/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals / SRC 02/14/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA

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