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 ascending Country
Detroit-Windsor Pop Festival 06/27/1970 Windsor Arena Windsor Ontario Canada
The Rationals 07/13/1969 Toledo State Theater Toledo Ohio USA
Toledo Pop Festival 09/14/1969 Toledo Raceway Park Toledo Ohio USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 03/24/1968 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Alice Cooper 07/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
118th Michigan State Fair 08/31/1967 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
The Lyman Woodard Trio 01/26/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/03/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/26/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/21/1966 National Guard Armory - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 05/16/1969 Hideout #3 Clawson Michigan USA
School Dance For CKLW 05/07/1967 Fitzgerald High School Warren Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/08/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/02/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/31/1968 Detroit Castle Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/01/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Free John Sinclair Fund Benefit 01/25/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/11/1991 Club Heidelberg Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Byrds 02/18/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/04/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/22/1968 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/24/2009 Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan USA
The Rationals 06/09/1967 Hullabaloo - Clarkston Clarkston Michigan USA
MC5 03/31/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/14/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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