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
Oakland Pop Festival 09/01/1968 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 12/21/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/17/1992 Clinton River Gazebo Mount Clemens Michigan USA
WKNR "THANK YOU!" Concert 10/02/1966 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Tommy James & the Shondells 06/14/1969 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 12/24/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03/30/1969 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/29/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 05/30/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
Delaney, Bonnie & Friends 02/13/1970 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 12/25/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/08/1992 Moby Dick's Dearborn Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/18/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA
Sonny & Cher 03/04/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/28/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/09/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Frijid Pink / The Rationals 07/04/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
A Tribute to Rob Tyner 02/22/1992 State Theater Detroit Michigan USA
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 01/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/28/1992 Trappers Alley Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/21/1969 Crow's Nest West Westland Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/10/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Open City Rites of Spring Benefit 04/23/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/08/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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