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”.


The Young Rascals – Groovin’

Till the next time—Joe


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