In 1968 the word "Young" was dropped from the band name and they subsequently were known as "The Rascals."

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The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American rock band, formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. Between 1966 and 1968 the New Jersey act reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles, including the #1s "Good Lovin'" (1966), "Groovin'" (1967), and "People Got to Be Free" (1968), as well as big radio hits such as the much-covered "How Can I Be Sure?" (#4 1967) and "A Beautiful Morning" (#3 1968), plus another critical favorite "A Girl Like You" (#10 1967). The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

The Rascals were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010 and also reunited in 2012 for a series of shows in New York and New Jersey. The reunion continued on in 2013 with shows on Broadway.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1966 The Young Rascals 2
1967 Groovin’ 4
1967 Collections 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1986 The Ultimate Rascals 1
1993 Good Lovin' 1
2011 Original Album Series (The Young Rascals) 1
First Hits 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1966 Good Lovin' / Mustang Sally 1
1966 You Better Run / Love Is A Beautiful Thing 1
1967 I've Been Lonely Too Long / If You Knew 1
1967 Groovin' / Sueño 2
1968 People Got to Be Free 1

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