The Rationals

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1962-1970, 1990'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 Regionsort descending Country
Delta College Pop Festival 01/26/1969 Delta College University Center Michigan USA
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/25/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Canned Heat 08/09/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
All University Mixer 05/24/1969 MSU Holmes Hall East Lansing Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 07/31/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/31/1970 Wizard's Eardrum Ypsilanti Michigan USA
Grand Rapids Pop Festival 04/08/1969 Welsh Auditorium Grand Rapids Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/01/1970 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
John Mayall 03/27/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cream 10/14/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Stooges 07/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Albert King 08/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals / The Thyme 05/10/1968 MSU Brody Hall East Lansing Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 08/01/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 03/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/25/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/17/1970 Hawaiian Gardens Holly Michigan USA
Cream 10/15/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Second Annual Saginaw Pop Festival 08/26/1969 Roll-Air-Rink Bay City Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/15/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
Ten Years After 10/04/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
London-Look Beauty Bash 05/06/1967 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Savage Grace 04/17/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 06/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/05/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA

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