You know I love the Motown label, pretty much every artist from the label has a special place in my heart. Rare Earth wasn’t ringing any bells at first, but it’s funny how quickly a song or artist can come back to you!
Rare Earth is an American Rhythm and blues/blues rock band affiliated with Motown’s Rare Earth record label (which was named after the band), which prospered in 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 previously signed all-white acts had any hits.)