“They said they owned the name, that people would be confused,” he says. “Our manager panicked.” So did Atlanic Records. The Rascals, the blue-eyed soul version sans Hohners, awoke one morning to learn their debut album was going to be pressed as “The Young Rascals.”
The song, of course, was “Good Lovin’.” The album peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard charts. But those two minutes and 28 seconds went straight to the top – and took the Rascals with them. Borrah Minnevitch and Johnny Puleo, move over.