Rare Earth

  • Rare Earth - Ecology [Rare Earth Records RS 514] (June 1970)
  • Rare Earth - Rare Earth In Concert [Rare Earth Records R534D] (December 1971)


Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (named after the band), which prospered from 1970-1972. Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members. (None of the previously signed all-white acts The Rustix, The Dalton Boys, or The Underdogs had any hits.) [wikipedia.org]