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
The Rationals 07/13/1969 Toledo State Theater Toledo Ohio USA
The Rationals 12/28/1967 Club Limberlost Leonard Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/30/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
London-Look Beauty Bash 05/06/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Jefferson Airplane 06/30/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 05/30/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 03/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/17/1970 Hawaiian Gardens Holly Michigan USA
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 12/21/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Second Annual Saginaw Pop Festival 08/26/1969 Roll-Air-Rink Bay City Michigan USA
WKNR "THANK YOU!" Concert 10/02/1966 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/28/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/26/1967 The Club Monroe Charter Township Michigan USA
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03/30/1969 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Frijid Pink / The Rationals 07/04/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 06/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/24/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 12/25/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Toledo Pop Festival 09/14/1969 Toledo Raceway Park Toledo Ohio USA
The Rationals 01/18/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA
Open City Rites of Spring Benefit 04/23/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/23/1967 Half Way Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 03/24/1968 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Grand Prix Concerts 06/15/1991 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA

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