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The Rascals were a highly acclaimed and influential pop/rock/blue-eyed soul band formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. First known as The Young Rascals, the band's original lineup consisted of Dino Danelli and three former members of Joey Dee & The Starliters: Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish. In 1968, the band's name was shortened to The Rascals.

The (Young) Rascals made their first TV appearance in 1965 on "Hullabaloo" where they performed their chart debut song, "I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore." The band's fame took off in 1966 with the release of the energetic "Good Lovin'," a cover of The Olympics' 1965 R&B hit which topped the Pop/Rock charts and became one of The Rascals' signature songs. The band later also topped the charts with the more soulful and laid-back "Groovin'" (1967) and the rousing and socially conscious "People Got To Be Free" (1968). The Rascals' long string of hits, which continued through 1971, also included "I've Been Lonely Too Long" (1967), "A Girl Like You" (1967), "How Can I Be Sure" (1967), and "A Beautiful Morning" (1968).

Over the years, The Rascals have received wide acclaim as a major influence on white R&B acts. The band's many honors and accolades include being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010. Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere, who co-wrote most of the band's songs, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.


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The Young Rascals perform "Good Lovin'" on The Ed Sullivan Show (March 20, 1966).

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The Young Rascals

The Rascals

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