RARE EARTH
(1968? - Today)

*Rod Richards (G, V) (1969 - 1971?)
*Kenny James (K) (1969 - 1971)
*Gil Bridges (Sax, Flute, Percussion, V) The Sunliners
*John Persh (B, Trombone, V) The Sunliners
*Pete Riviera (D, Ld. V) The Sunliners

*Ed Guzman (Percussion) (1970 - )
*Ray Monette (G, V) (Early 1971 - )
*Mark Olson (K, V) (Early 1971 - )

Detroit, MI.
Started in 1966 as The Sunliners; changed their name to Rare Earth upon signing to Motown Records.

Singles:
"Get Ready" / "Magic Key" (Rare Earth) 1970
"(I Know) I'm Losing You" / "When Joanie Smiles" (Rare Earth) 1970
"Born To Wander" / "Here Comes The Night" (Rare Earth) 1970
"I Just Want to Celebrate" / "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Rare Earth/Promo) 1971



"I Just Want to Celebrate" / "The Seed" (Rare Earth) 1971
"Hey Big Brother" / "Under God's Light" (Rare Earth) 1971
"What'd I Say"(Stereo) / "What'd I Say"(Mono) (Rare Earth/Promo) 1972
"Good Time Sally" / "Love Shines Down" (Rare Earth) Late 1972
"Hum Along And Dance" / "Come With Me" (Rare Earth) ???
"Warm Ride" / "Warm Ride" (Prodigal/Motown/Promo) 1978

Albums:
"Dreams/Answers" (Verve) 1968
"Get Ready" (Rare Earth) August, 1969
"Generation (Soundtrack)" (Rare Earth) UNISSUED
"Ecology" (Rare Earth) June, 1970
"One World" (Rare Earth) June, 1971
"Rare Earth In Concert" (Rare Earth) December, 1971
"Willie Remembers" (Rare Earth) October, 1972
"Ma" (Rare Earth) May, 1973
"Rare Earth Live In Chicago (1974)" (Rare Earth) UNISSUED
"Back To Earth" (Rare Earth) June, 1975
"Midnight Lady" (Rare Earth) March, 1976
"Rarearth" (Prodigal/Motown) July, 1977
"Band Together" (Prodigal/Motown) April, 1978
"Grand Slam" (Prodigal/Motown) September, 1978
"Get Ready & Ecology" (Motown "2 for 1"/CD) 1986
"Get Ready" (Motown/CD) 1987
"Ecology" (Motown/CD) 1987
"Greatest Hits & Rare Classics" (Motown/CD) 1991
"Different World" (Koch International/CD) 1993
"Earth Tones: The Essential Rare Earth" (Motown/CD) August 16, 1994
"Ma" (Motown/CD) October 11, 1994
"Anthology" (Motown/CD) 1995
"The Very Best Of" (Motown/CD) August 25, 1998
"Made In Switzerland" (Line/CD) May 17, 1999