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
The Byrds 02/18/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Youngbloods 03/15/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 03/24/1968 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
MC5 03/31/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/20/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/26/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 04/28/1968 Latin Quarter Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals / The Thyme 05/10/1968 MSU Brody Hall East Lansing Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/31/1968 Detroit Castle Detroit Michigan USA
Wayne Cochran 06/30/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Saugatuck Pop Festival 07/04/1968 Pottawattamie Beach Saugatuck Michigan USA
Pink Floyd 07/13/1968 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Pink Floyd 07/14/1968 Fifth Dimension Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/21/1968 Mother's Romeo Michigan USA
Canned Heat 08/09/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Albert King 08/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Oakland Pop Festival 09/01/1968 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/28/1968 Crazy Horse Portage Michigan USA
Ten Years After 10/04/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Ten Years After 10/05/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Ten Years After 10/06/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Benefit for Senator Roger Craig 10/27/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/02/1968 Finch Fieldhouse Mount Pleasant Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/22/1968 Crow's Nest East St. Clair Shores Michigan USA
The Rationals 11/30/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA

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