Rare Earth

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 12, 2007

Q I enjoyed Rare Earth's music back in the 1970s. Whatever happened to the group? Are they still performing?
—Melva Rooney, Belen, N.M.

The Detroit-based rock band, best-known for the 21-minute FM-radio classic "Get Ready" in 1968, is alive and kicking, thanks to the group's only remaining original member, Gil Bridges, 65. "I love it more now than ever," says the saxophone player (far left in above photo), who joined the band when he was 16. "This is the only band I've ever been in. I feel so blessed being able to do something my whole life that I have loved doing."