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 Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Southfield Pop Festival 07/03/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
Southfield Pop Festival 07/04/1967 Southfield High School Southfield Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/14/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
ALSAC Benefit 07/23/1967 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
Celebrity Nights @ the Upper Deck 08/07/1967 The Roostertail Detroit Michigan USA
The Grateful Dead 08/11/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Grateful Dead 08/12/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/25/1967 Hullabaloo - Dearborn Dearborn Michigan USA
118th Michigan State Fair 08/31/1967 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/05/1967 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/09/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/10/1967 Hullabaloo - Dearborn Dearborn Michigan USA
DEVA Presents 10/01/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Cream 10/14/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Cream 10/15/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 10/27/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Paupers 11/05/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/23/1967 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Moby Grape 12/08/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Vanilla Fudge 12/16/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 12/21/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
MC5 12/25/1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/28/1967 Club Limberlost Leonard Michigan USA
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 01/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Lyman Woodard Trio 01/26/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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