Rare Earth is an American rhythm/bluesrockband that was especially famous because it was the first white band that got a contract from recordlabel Motown.
Rare Earth had a series of top 40-hits in 1970 and 1971, among which covers of The Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “Get Ready”.
The live recorded cover of “Get Ready” became their biggest hit ever. This track made it to the 4th position in the Billboard Hot 100 as single version and with that it was more succesful than the original edition of The Temptations. In the Netherlands this was also a big hit.
Other hits in 1971 were “I Just Want to Celebrate” and “Hey, Big Brother”.