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
Frijid Pink / The Rationals 07/04/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/28/1968 Crazy Horse Portage Michigan USA
Oakland Pop Festival 09/01/1968 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/21/1968 Mother's Romeo Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/26/1991 The Ritz Roseville Michigan USA
Saugatuck Pop Festival 07/04/1968 Pottawattamie Beach Saugatuck 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
Southfield Pop Festival 07/01/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/13/1970 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/02/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Rock Show 06/28/1970 Aquinas High School Southgate Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/22/1968 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/20/1968 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/25/1969 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/13/1969 Toledo State Theater Toledo Ohio USA
Toledo Pop Festival 09/14/1969 Toledo Raceway Park Toledo Ohio USA
The Amboy Dukes 07/05/1969 Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds Traverse City Michigan USA
Delta College Pop Festival 01/26/1969 Delta College University Center Michigan USA
School Dance For CKLW 05/07/1967 Fitzgerald High School Warren Michigan USA
Savage Grace 04/17/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
The Stooges 04/18/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/18/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/21/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/26/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA

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