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The Uncalled Four 

Posted 5/8/2008 8:44:56 AM

The Uncalled Four at Southern Illinois University in 1963ish. Jay Allen, Dottie Miller, Rich Bennet, and Dan Pennington with Vega Seeger long neck. Bound for glory!

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5 comments on “The Uncalled Four”

Karima Says:
Friday, November 13, 2009 @7:52:53 PM

WOW . . . what memories this brings back. I had forgotten that the group's name was the Uncalled Four. ~ Karen Allison

mainejohn Says:
Thursday, January 23, 2014 @3:36:26 AM

Did you know Steve Comstock? I'm pretty sure he was there around that time. Friend of mine and a banjo player.

Dan Pennington Says:
Thursday, January 23, 2014 @6:09:58 AM

The name doesn't do anything to my memory, but that was 50 years ago.

Lew H Says:
Thursday, January 23, 2014 @11:54:35 AM

I joined the faculty at SIU-Carbondale in 1971, a few years after the Uncalled Four appearance. I never heard of them, but there's lots of groups I haven't heard of. I also got the hear lots of good groups in concerts at SIUC.

Dan Pennington Says:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @10:25:17 AM

Lew
Very few people have heard of the Uncalled Four. We were a last minute put together folky group to enter the SIU Harmony Show - a once a year talent show on the Carbondale campus. We won first place that year and then did a few after prom parties and student union dances. Then kind of broke up. Dottie Miller - our Ronnie Gilbert sounding lead singer - worked for the SIU Activities Office. So she got us together again the next year for the Harmony show. We won again. Shows the lack of harmony talent on campus that year! We won a weekend gig at a bar in Murphysboro. A few more after proms and union dances and we were done again.
I've only been able to recently locate Rich Bennet who lives Texas. I hope to get together with him next winter.

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