The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990's
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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
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/25/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Stooges 07/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/15/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/18/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/09/1967 Hullabaloo - Clarkston Clarkston Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 05/16/1969 Hideout #3 Clawson Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/01/1970 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
ALSAC Benefit 07/23/1967 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/01/1992 Sully's Dearborn Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/08/1992 Moby Dick's Dearborn Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/25/1967 Hullabaloo - Dearborn Dearborn Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/10/1967 Hullabaloo - Dearborn Dearborn Michigan USA
Vanilla Fudge 12/16/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 03/31/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/30/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Jefferson Airplane 06/30/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Celebrity Nights @ the Upper Deck 08/07/1967 The Roostertail Detroit Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/23/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 12/21/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
WKNR "THANK YOU!" Concert 10/02/1966 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/28/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03/30/1969 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 12/25/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/21/1991 Todd's Detroit Michigan USA
Open City Rites of Spring Benefit 04/23/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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