Summary

Rare Earth is an American blues 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.){{cite web|last=Hill |first=Gary |url=