6.19.2013

AIN'T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE....THE RASCALS RULED


The Young Rascals

The Young Rascals first gig was on Monday, February 15th, 1965 at the "Choo Choo Club" in Garfield, New Jersey. Just 280 days later, this song was the first Rascals single to hit the Billboard Top 100.

It was released on November 22nd, 1965 and peaked at No. 52. The Young Rascals appeared on national television for the first time on Monday, December 27th. They performed this song on the popular television show 'Hullabaloo' with Eddie Brigati singing the lead.



The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years 1965–72. The band released numerous top ten singles in North America during the mid- and late-1960s, including the #1 hits "Good Lovin'" (1966), "Groovin'" (1967), and "People Got to Be Free" (1968), as well as A Beautiful Morning (#3 1968) and the lesser-known A Girl Like You. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.


Eddie Brigati (vocals), Felix Cavaliere (keyboard, vocals), Gene Cornish (guitar) and Dino Danelli (drums) started the band in Brigati and Danelli's hometown of Garfield, New Jersey.

Brigati, Cavaliere and Cornish had previously been members of Joey Dee and the Starliters. Eddie's brother, David Brigati, an original Starliter, helped arrange the vocal harmonies and sang backgrounds on many of the group's recordings (informally earning the designation as the "fifth Rascal").




When Atlantic Records signed them, they discovered that another group, Borrah Minnevitch's and Johnny Puleo's 'Harmonica Rascals', objected to their release of records under the name 'Rascals'. To avoid conflict, manager Sid Bernstein decided to rename the group 'The Young Rascals'.


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