The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990's
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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 Regionsort descending Country
Savage Grace 04/17/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
1st Annual Rock & Roll Revival 05/30/1969 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/05/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/30/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Cream 10/15/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 10/05/1991 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/15/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
Ten Years After 10/04/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/12/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
All-University Dance 01/25/1969 MSU Union East Lansing Michigan USA
The Stooges 04/18/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
1st Annual Rock & Roll Revival 05/31/1969 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/04/1969 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/28/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
MC5 10/27/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/28/1968 Latin Quarter Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/18/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
Ten Years After 10/05/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
All University Mixer 05/24/1969 MSU Holmes Hall East Lansing Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/04/1967 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/31/1970 Wizard's Eardrum Ypsilanti Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/21/1970 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/30/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Paupers 11/05/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Delta College Pop Festival 01/26/1969 Delta College University Center Michigan USA

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