The Young Rascals, had a long and successful recording career. They would change their name to The Rascals in 1968. On their 1967 million-seller GROOVIN’ they were billed as The Young Rascals. Members included: Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli. They formed in New York and recorded together from 1965-1972.
Their biggest R&B hit charted on May 13, 1967 on Atlantic Records. The Young Rascals classic single record charted at #3 on the Billboard R&B chart and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, holding the #1 spot for 4 weeks.
In 1968 as The Rascals they charted two more classic hits on the R&B chart. In May their hit record, A BEAUTIFUL MORNING started its run on the charts…#36 on the R&B chart and #3 on the Hot 100…another million-seller. In August, PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE climbed the Billboard R&B chart to #14 and became another #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100…and another million-selling single record.
In 1997 The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their recording of GROOVIN’ was awarded a Grammy: Hall of Fame and was selected as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording. The Young Rascals or The Rascals…were a vital part of the 1960s and their music lives on in the “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.
CLICK ON THE TITLE…THE YOUNG RASCALS…ARE SINGING…”GROOVIN'” THEIR 1967 MILLION-SELLER.
Till the next time—Joe