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
Pink Floyd 07/13/1968 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/03/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/13/1970 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/21/1966 National Guard Armory - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
Vanilla Fudge 12/16/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
School Dance For CKLW 05/07/1967 Fitzgerald High School Warren Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/28/1967 Club Limberlost Leonard Michigan USA
Alice Cooper 07/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/30/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
118th Michigan State Fair 08/31/1967 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Jefferson Airplane 06/30/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/04/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Frijid Pink / The Rationals 06/21/1969 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/24/2009 Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan USA
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 12/21/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 03/31/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
WKNR "THANK YOU!" Concert 10/02/1966 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/01/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 12/24/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/11/1991 Club Heidelberg Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03/30/1969 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Celebrity Nights @ the Upper Deck 08/07/1967 The Roostertail Detroit Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 05/30/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/23/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 12/25/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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