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1. Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (which was named after the band) who were particularly famous in the late-1960s and 1970s.

The group formed in 1961 as The Sunliners, and, after changing their name to "Rare Earth" were signed to Motown in 1969. The band was the first act signed to a new Motown imprint that would be dedicated to white rock acts. The record…

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  • Ma....awesome !
  • wow just discovered this group, awesome!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F28X8--2dFU
  • silver linings playbook soundtrack brought me here and i am very happy about it.
  • the first white rock band that was signed to motown
  • The Expendables 2 brought me here
  • One of the best band in my life!!!!
  • You know you're good when a guy like Berry Gordy signs you, as the only white band in Motown's long history. Even before Michael J became white...
  • A brilliant concept--courtesy of God!: Thanks for the wisdom of signing and fostering well this act, Motown--(the late Norman Whitfield, I believe)! As I got older, I realized that not many lead vocalists are better than Rare Earth's: A powerful, brandy-smooth, and beautiful voice--so cleverly, wonderfully, and magically malleable with modern recording techniques--magnificent as well, live, too--a brilliant live album! The concepts, production, recording and everything else proves excellent. A rare, shining expertly-faceted gem from the top-reserve shelf American classic rock and pop music!
  • Child of Fortune/One World is one of the most underrated songs ever made.

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