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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 08:57 PM

A legend in Country Music has passed away.

Roy Clark died at the age of 85. He was great guitarist who taught himself how to play the guitar and other instruments. He was more than musician, he was an actor, songwriter, singer and comedian. His biggest fame was starring on Hee Haw with Buck Owens and others for 24 years. Some of his biggest songs were "Thank God and Greyhound, You're Gone", "The Tips Of My Fingers", "Yesterday, When I Young", "I Never Picked Cotton" and many others.

I am sadden that I was never able to see him in concert, but will always fan of Mr. Clark. Rest in Peace, Mr. Clark.

I was about 10 years old when I first heard his song "Thank God and Greyhound, She is gone". I would sing it around the and mom would get upset with me. She said I was to young to understand the song.

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Reply A legend in Country Music has passed away. (Original post)
imanamerican63 Nov 2018 OP
Ilsa Nov 2018 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2018 #4
SixString Nov 2018 #2
2naSalit Nov 2018 #3
Cracklin Charlie Nov 2018 #5
Leith Nov 2018 #6

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 09:35 PM

1. Occasionally on the show, he'd do an instrumental, IIRC,

on banjo or guitar. He was truly gifted.


I wasn't a CW music fan, mostly because of vocals. I did not like twangy or nasally voices. But I love great instrumentation and performance, and Roy Clark was brilliant.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:55 PM

4. amazing talent

He always looked like he was straining at the edge of control while doing things on those strings that didn't seem humanly possible.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 09:36 PM

2. He could play anything with strings.

Self taught. Pure talent.

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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:54 PM

3. A true master string stretcher if ever there was one!

RIP ...

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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 11:27 PM

5. Roy's pickin' with my daddy tonight.

His biggest fan.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:57 AM

6. One of the Greats

He was one of my all-time favorite Country musicians.

But... to tell you the truth, I thought he died years ago. I must be confused and thinking of Buck Owens.

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