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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hekawi, Nov 15, 2018.
So long to a really good old TV friend. RIP
Very sad news, rest in peace Roy and thank you for the wonderful music.
Wow! I must of watched a few videos last week of Roy playing through his career.Someone mentioned if wasn't for the fact that was know as a entertainer first and foremost, he would received far more acclamation for his guitar playing...RIP Roy.
My dad used to let me stay up late when Roy was on with Johnny Carson! I loved how he played and saw him as a Danny Gatton type player. He could do what he wanted on the guitar and was popular more for his personality than guitar playing. He did a great job entertaining! My thanks Roy!
Met him when he was 80, the most kindest man. RIP Mr. Clark!
I never came anywhere near learning to play like Roy...but I did learn a thing or two about "guitar face"!
RIP, Roy! There will never be another!
I posted in the other thread before I saw this one. What an awesome guitarist. He will be missed.
RIP Roy Clark
saw him on hee haw all the time. RIP
No matter how old, it is never a good time to say good bye
Nice story. Thanks.
Love Roy Clark!...What a loss!
I still recall seeing him on the Beverly Hillbilly’s & the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, before his run on Hee-Haw. The man was a scary picker, with an eclectic side, (like his old buddy, Glen), thinking about my copy of Makin’ Music: Roy Clark & Gatemouth Brown.
R.I.P., Roy & thank you for your music.
I like this version just because he's so young.
I remember when I was a little kid, I was spending a few days at my grandfather's place, which was in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico. A shiny red Cadillac drove up the dirt road, and stopped in front of the house. In our part of the country, new cars were something we saw only on "The Price is Right" on TV, and there was no Cadillac in the area made after Eisenhower was president. The driver laid on the horn a couple of times, then the door opened, and out stepped Roy Clark, smiling ear to ear.
My grandfather walked up to him, they shook hands, said a few things in language my grandmother woudln't approve of, then walked to the house with their arms around each other's shoulders.
I was shocked, I was only 4 or 5 at the time, but knew who Roy Clark was, because Hee Haw came on TV, and since we only received 2 channel in our part of the state, we watched every episode. To this day I still have many of the regular songs memorized. This was back in 1972 or 1973, when the show was very popular.
Seeing Roy Clark in person was like seeing God. My grandfather had lived and worked in the south for a number of years, but never told me how they had met or become friends. My grandfather had nothing to do with music or the music industry, and to this day, I know nothing more of the story.
Roy came in, stayed for hours, drinking beer, and telling stories. Unfortunately there were no songs. He and my grandfather had last seen each other 12 years before, and spent a lot of time catching up.
It turned out that Roy was doing a show in Albuquerque, and had driven two-and-a-half hours to get to my grandfather's place, which was not easy place to find. When he left, he couldn't walk very straight, but nevertheless got into his car and drove back without mishap, or getting lost.
A fine singer too:
His biggest hit?
This really hurts. I remember when I was a wee one, being intrigued by the sound of Roys banjo. Of course, I didn't know the difference between a banjo & a banana at that age. RC was a great musician. A friend of mine has one of his Heritage signature models. Great instrument.
I still watch reruns of "Hee Haw" on RFD (Rural America's Most Important Network"). Lots of old country re runs on their network. Can see the legends in their prime.
Saw Roy at a county fair tearing it up on a Jazzmaster !
When I was a kid, my mom bought the album "Roy Clark Guitar Spectacular".
What an album. Country and beyond. Some seriously wonderful playing.
Been listening to the Joe Pass/Roy Clark compilation of Hank Williams songs lately.
Two great players that have passed on and left us with some beautiful music.
I'll never forget the time he played blues on a banjo.
Don't think he got the creds he deserved.
I mean, look at how we here were influenced.