The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990'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 Date Venue Citysort descending Region Country
WKNR "THANK YOU!" Concert 10/02/1966 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/28/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Jefferson Airplane 06/30/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 12/21/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Open City Rites of Spring Benefit 04/23/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03/30/1969 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
1st Annual Rock & Roll Revival 05/30/1969 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 12/25/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
1st Annual Rock & Roll Revival 05/31/1969 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 01/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/28/1968 Latin Quarter Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/08/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/31/1968 Detroit Castle Detroit Michigan USA
The Lyman Woodard Trio 01/26/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/02/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
John Mayall 03/27/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Free John Sinclair Fund Benefit 01/25/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Byrds 02/18/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
London-Look Beauty Bash 05/06/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/14/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 05/17/1969 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Youngbloods 03/15/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Grateful Dead 08/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/24/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA

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