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
Detroit-Windsor Pop Festival 06/27/1970 Windsor Arena Windsor Ontario Canada
Rock Show 06/28/1970 Aquinas High School Southgate Michigan USA
Frijid Pink / The Rationals 07/04/1970 Wamplers Lake Pavilion Onsted Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/17/1970 Hawaiian Gardens Holly Michigan USA
The Stooges 07/24/1970 Birmingham Palladium Birmingham Michigan USA
Alice Cooper 07/25/1970 GMI International Room Flint Michigan USA
Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes 07/31/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes 08/01/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/11/1991 Club Heidelberg Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Grand Prix Concerts 06/15/1991 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/26/1991 The Ritz Roseville Michigan USA
Joe Kubert Tribute 08/18/1991 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 10/05/1991 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 12/21/1991 Todd's Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/01/1992 Sully's Dearborn Michigan USA
A Tribute to Rob Tyner 02/22/1992 State Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 02/29/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/09/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/17/1992 Clinton River Gazebo Mount Clemens Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/31/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/08/1992 Moby Dick's Dearborn Michigan USA
The Rationals 08/28/1992 Trappers Alley Detroit Michigan USA
The Rationals 09/12/1992 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 05/28/1993 Rick's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rationals 07/24/2009 Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan USA

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