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 Regionsort descending Country
The Rationals 01/31/1970 Wizard's Eardrum Ypsilanti Michigan USA
WTAC-AM Record Hop 01/14/1967 Fenton Community Center Fenton Michigan USA
Second Annual Saginaw Pop Festival 08/26/1969 Roll-Air-Rink Bay City Michigan USA
Delta College Pop Festival 01/26/1969 Delta College University Center Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/28/1968 Latin Quarter Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 10/05/1991 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Pink Floyd 07/14/1968 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/10/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Sonny & Cher 03/04/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Tommy James & the Shondells 06/14/1969 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/26/1966 Mother's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Celebrity Nights @ the Upper Deck 08/07/1967 The Roostertail Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/04/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/03/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/02/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Grand Prix Concerts 06/15/1991 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 06/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 03/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
Grand Rapids Pop Festival 04/08/1969 Welsh Auditorium Grand Rapids Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/31/1968 Detroit Castle Detroit Michigan USA
Alice Cooper 07/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
Rock Show 06/28/1970 Aquinas High School Southgate Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 05/17/1969 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/28/1968 Crazy Horse Portage Michigan USA
Frijid Pink / The Rationals 07/04/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA

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