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The Four Taus

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Please view videos of our band at our newly revised and up-dated website at: www.4taus.com
posted 7 years ago
biography
The Four Taus, a hot band from Southern Illinois University in the 60's,
Celebrate 45 years together.

On February 9, 1964, in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, Mr. Sullivan said to 73 million TV viewers, “and now… here they are… the Beeeeatles!” And the four rising-star rock’n rollers in a live performance for their first time on national TV played “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. And the country went wild.

On that same night, at the Rumpus Room in Carbondale, IL, four Phi Kappa Tau fraternity brothers in a live performance before a crowd of maybe 150 party-ready SIU students took the stage and opened with their theme song, “One Eyebrow”. As the drummer began a familiar cymbal riff, the vocalist with the microphone said, “Hello everybody! We are the Four Taus. On base guitar is Harvey Grandstaff and on lead guitar is Kirby Lindsey. On drums is the incomparable Dirty Dan Donnelly. And I am the vocalist, Ray Thomeczek. Hit it guys!” And the band did just that as the paying customers ready to dance put down their beers and streamed to the dance floor. The Four Taus had begun another night of rock ‘n roll at the popular SIU nightclub in Carbondale.

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The Blues According To Mac wrote:
I am listening to Lucille and whatD I Say what a band you certainly capture history and the best music ever performed
6 years ago
the Widest Smiling Faces wrote:
Must be a 335
6 years ago
the Widest Smiling Faces wrote:
Is that an ES-339? or a 335?

Such a good guitar
6 years ago
The Blues According To Mac wrote:
Absolutely brilliant version of Kansas City one of my favourite songs
6 years ago
sarra (level 14) wrote:
i love that you guys are some old school phi taus.
greek love <3
6 years ago
icinglady (level 31) wrote:
Some of the best stuff since the Kingston Trio! Thanks! Love it!
6 years ago
katthryn (level 19) wrote:
Welcome! I gotta go bump some of your songs...
7 years ago
Evonity (level 34) wrote:
The intro of your bio alone is worth a bump. Man, how I wish I was in Carbondale that night.

p.s. if you take your involvement in The Sixtyone serious, do something about the avatar - get red of that 61. If you like to have some tips or feedback, just ask any of your listeners.
7 years ago
madcat8 (level 44) wrote:
Keep rockin', Salukis!
7 years ago
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