The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990's
Genre(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 City Region Countrysort descending
Detroit-Windsor Pop Festival 06/27/1970 Windsor Arena Windsor Ontario Canada
The Amboy Dukes 07/31/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/01/1970 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/23/1967 Half Way Detroit Michigan USA
DEVA Presents 10/01/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Grand Prix Concerts 06/15/1991 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/25/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/25/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Canned Heat 08/09/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
WTAC-AM Record Hop 01/14/1967 Fenton Community Center Fenton Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 08/01/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Rock Show 06/28/1970 Aquinas High School Southgate Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/25/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
ALSAC Benefit 07/23/1967 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
Cream 10/14/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/02/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/19/1966 National Guard Armory - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
The Stooges 07/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Albert King 08/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit 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
Alice Cooper 07/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/05/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
118th Michigan State Fair 08/31/1967 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Cream 10/15/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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