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 Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Second Annual Saginaw Pop Festival 08/26/1969 Roll-Air-Rink Bay City Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/12/1969 The Cavern Northville Michigan USA
Toledo Pop Festival 09/14/1969 Toledo Raceway Park Toledo Ohio USA
The Rationals 10/11/1969 The Borderline Monroe Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/24/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Free John Sinclair Fund Benefit 01/25/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
18th Annual Autorama 01/25/1970 Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/30/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 01/31/1970 Wizard's Eardrum Ypsilanti Michigan USA
The Rationals / The Stooges 02/07/1970 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Delaney, Bonnie & Friends 02/13/1970 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals / SRC 02/14/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/21/1970 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/01/1970 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
The Rationals 03/13/1970 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 03/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
John Mayall 03/27/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Taj Mahal 03/28/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Savage Grace 04/17/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
The Stooges 04/18/1970 Factorie Ballroom Waterford Michigan USA
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Tony Williams Lifetime 04/25/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 05/30/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
Wild Wednesday '70 06/24/1970 Sherwood Forest Davison Michigan USA
Brownsville Station / The Rationals 06/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA

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