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R.I.P. Roy Clark
Old 11-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Roy Clark

1933-2018
A big part of my life. Never missed a show.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Hee_Haw

An inspiration, for fun and talent. Turned me from the ukelele to the guitar. Everything stopped and the whole family watched when Hee-Haw came on on Saturday night. 26 seasons.
Still in syndication on RFD-TV.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:54 PM   #2
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Grew up watching.

Hey Grandmaw, what's for supper??!!
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:49 PM   #3
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A favorite of mine. Wish I had the opportunity to see him perform. Such a loss ��.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:18 PM   #4
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He was a much better guitar player than many knew. He had a nice voice also. A great entertainer.

He and Buck are pickin' and grinnin' somewhere up yonder again.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:28 PM   #5
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He was a much better guitar player than many knew. He had a nice voice also. A great entertainer.

He and Buck are pickin' and grinnin' somewhere up yonder again.
He also owned/flied a Piper Tripacer. I too would have loved to see him perform, but that's one on the bucket list that won't get crossed off.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:34 PM   #6
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He was a much better guitar player than many knew. He had a nice voice also. A great entertainer. ...
Yes, because of the Hee-Haw 'schtick', I don't think a lot of people took him as seriously as they should have.

He was a master, on just about any style, country picking of course, but he could rock, play jazz, and classical. Here's a fun video for some insight/respect:



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Could Roy ever play the guitar. His fingers were so fast on the chords they were a blur. What a talented musician.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:57 PM   #8
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I seem to recall a very old episode of the tonight show where Roy went up into the band and played every instrument, and played them well. He will be missed.
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:14 AM   #9
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https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...tar-dead-at-85

Nice article mentioning that Mickey Mantle was so moved by Roy's Yesterday When I Was Young that he asked that it be played at his funeral. It was, by Roy.
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My family and I met Roy in an elevator in Virginia back in the '80's. Nice guy, great musician.
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Nice article mentioning that Mickey Mantle was so moved by Roy's Yesterday When I Was Young that he asked that it be played at his funeral. It was, by Roy.

I never heard that story, but I know the song, and if there was ever a song written for The Mick, that would be it, wouldn't it?
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HeeHaw fans will understand this.

Many years ago, I knew a guy who said that he saw a heavyset man walking in front of him dressed in farm overalls and ball cap. Being somewhat of a smarta$$, he yelled out "BR549". The fellow in front of him dressed in the overalls turned around and that's what he had written (BR549) on his ball cap.

Never found out if it was really Junior Samples.
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I often sing “Yesterday when I was young” as I go about my farmette and home chores. I lived outside Nashville for a few years and the HeeHaw cast could be seen, just out and about.
Roy was indeed a fantastic musician. RIP
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HeeHaw fans will understand this.

Many years ago, I knew a guy who said that he saw a heavyset man walking in front of him dressed in farm overalls and ball cap. Being somewhat of a smarta$$, he yelled out "BR549". The fellow in front of him dressed in the overalls turned around and that's what he had written (BR549) on his ball cap.

Never found out if it was really Junior Samples.
That's cool story. I see that Junior died on Nov 13, 1983...almost 35 years to the day that Clark died.
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Yeah, yesterday when I was young is a classic. Unfortunately, it was a lot longer than yesterday when I was young.
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