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 City Region Countrysort descending
Detroit-Windsor Pop Festival 06/27/1970 Windsor Arena Windsor Ontario Canada
The Rationals 07/23/1966 Mount Holly Holly Michigan USA
118th Michigan State Fair 08/31/1967 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
The Grateful Dead 08/12/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/03/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals / SRC 02/14/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/21/1966 National Guard Armory - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/26/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
School Dance For CKLW 05/07/1967 Fitzgerald High School Warren Michigan USA
John Mayall 03/27/1969 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/01/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
MC5 03/12/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 12/23/1968 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/11/1991 Club Heidelberg Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/09/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/04/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/24/2009 Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan USA
Wayne Cochran 06/30/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 03/31/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Taj Mahal 03/28/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Saugatuck Pop Festival 07/04/1968 Pottawattamie Beach Saugatuck Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/01/1970 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/26/1991 The Ritz Roseville Michigan USA
DEVA Presents 10/01/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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