| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic Roy Clark has died
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Roy Clark has died
Gary Watkins


From:
Bristol, VA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 9:42 am    
Reply with quote

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/11/15/roy-clark-country-guitar-virtuoso-hee-haw-star-has-died/38535313/
_________________
If you succeed in cheating someone, don't think that the person is a fool. It's just that the person trusted you far more than you deserved.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Rick Barnhart


From:
Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 10:00 am    
Reply with quote

Oh no, one of my favorite entertainers. I’m so sorry to hear this news.
_________________
Clinesmith consoles D-8/6 5 pedal, D-8 3 pedal & A25 Frypan, Pettingill Teardrop, & P8 Deluxe.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Craig Stock


From:
Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 10:13 am    
Reply with quote

So sad, As a young kid in the Northeast, the only country music we had, was Hee Haw, and we watched it all the time.

R.I.P. Roy and condolences to his family!!
_________________
Regards, Craig

I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.


Last edited by Craig Stock on 15 Nov 2018 10:14 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
John Brock


From:
Xenia, Ohio
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 10:14 am     Roy clark
Reply with quote

Tremendous loss....the reason many folks..especially my own brother began playing at a young age..one of the true greatest artists of our lifetime...RIP
_________________
GFI S10 Nashville 400 Epiphone J200 Kentucky BM650 Mandolin Fender 112 Alvarez 5018 12
Rus-Ler Deluxe
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Andy Volk


From:
Boston, MA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 11:00 am    
Reply with quote

Roy was not only a master technician on several instruments but one of the last in a long line of vaudeville-like performers who could hold a crowd spellbound with just an instrument and their personality. He would pull off the most impossible licks while wearing an expression like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar. I can't really call him an influence but I always had the utmost respect for his abilities and all that he accomplished as an entertainer and in particular, as an amazing picker. RIP.
_________________
Steel Guitar Books! Website: www.volkmediabooks.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 12:49 pm    
Reply with quote

I only met him one time. We did a show at Himmelreich Grove park (Pennsylvania) in 1965. The park had Sunday country music shows with one or two local bands and one major name band or entertainer. Roy had worked the Jimmy Dean show the night before.
_________________
Franklin D-10, Hilton VP, POD X3, MatchBro, Tonemaster Twin Reverb, Nashville 112, Cakewalk Sonar and Studio One Pro V4.5 DAWs, MOTU 4pre
R.O.P.E. Member
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mitch Drumm


From:
Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 1:25 pm    
Reply with quote

Andy's got it--he excelled as an entertainer as much as he did as a guitarist.

He was 85---complications from pneumonia. I hadn't realized he had been inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

I think he owned a Super Stearman for a while--gotta love a guy who'd do that.

I never much liked his singing, but he lit it up whenever he soloed.

He and Jimmy Dean go back to the early-mid 1950s, at least. Dean's Texas Wildcats was a honking band at that time with Roy and Marvin Carroll on steel. Dean never sounded this good later on.






With Wanda in Phoenix. He played the hot guitar on most of her early rockers.

View user's profile Send private message
Stephen Abruzzo


From:
Philly, PA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 2:30 pm    
Reply with quote

Great git player........RIP.
_________________
Four Pettingills and a Clinesmith Aluminum. Fender Blues Junior. Quilter Mini-101.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Don Kuhn


From:
Poetry/Terrell ,Texas, USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 2:49 pm    
Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this I can just hear him and Buck singing "Loves Going To Live Here Again on" up in Hillbilly Heaven.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ricky Davis


From:
Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 5:07 pm    
Reply with quote

Here's the great Roy Clark introducing us on one of the LAST TV Airings of The Grand Ole Orpry.
Thanks Mr. Clark and "Go rest high on that Mountain" RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBYcZJqU56Q

Ricky
_________________
Ricky Davis
Email Ricky: sshawaiian@austin.rr.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Ted Smith


From:
Idaho - shot of Jeff Peterson, Ted and Smith Curry "Nothing but the taillights tour"
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 5:30 pm    
Reply with quote

I just remember how he could crack you up with just his grin, he and Dad never had a straight face when we were doing stuff during the old Melobar days with him. This shot they were "supposed" to be getting a radio ad done in a hotel suite, Dad brought in an amp and they started fooling around and about got us kicked out of the place...Smile We're going to miss you Roy

_________________
old Melobar guy
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Terry Wood


From:
Marshfield, MO
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 8:39 pm    
Reply with quote

Another Great entertainer gone! Prayers for his Family and Friends!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Andy Sandoval


From:
Bakersfield, California, USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 9:25 pm    
Reply with quote

I could listen to him play for hours RIP Roy...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Godfrey Arthur


From:
3rd Rock
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 11:18 pm    
Reply with quote

Godspeed Roy Clark!

Because of you many are still a-pickin' and a-grinnin'...

SALUTE!!!




Yesterday when I was young
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue.

_________________
ShoBud The Pro 1
YES it's my REAL NAME!
View user's profile Send private message
Floyd Lowery


From:
Deland, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 7:49 am    
Reply with quote

The first time I saw Roy Clark, he came out to front a big name act all alone. No band. I thought man, this guy can't entertain this auditorium full of people by his self. Well, I got fooled. Not only did he entertain them, he had them completely where he wanted them. Including me. I remember him. I don't remember who he was fronting.
I met him when the band I was in fronted his show at the Weirsdale Opry. He was as nice a person as I thought he would be. Same as you see on TV.
Rest in Peace Roy. You have a lot of friends on the other side to catch up with.
_________________
Carter 12 string 4petals 5knees
Peavy Nashville 400 & Session 500
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Rick Barnhart


From:
Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 7:52 am    
Reply with quote

I just read a story debunking this as a hoax. I hope so.

https://en.mediamass.net/people/roy-clark/deathhoax.html
_________________
Clinesmith consoles D-8/6 5 pedal, D-8 3 pedal & A25 Frypan, Pettingill Teardrop, & P8 Deluxe.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Don R Brown


From:
Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 8:06 am    
Reply with quote

Rick Barnhart wrote:
I just read a story debunking this as a hoax. I hope so.

https://en.mediamass.net/people/roy-clark/deathhoax.html


Now it appears the hoax story is a hoax and he DID pass away. I think I have a good sense of humor, but I just fail to find ANYTHING funny about spoofing somebody's passing. Very poor taste if you ask me!
_________________
Many play better than I do. Nobody has more fun.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jon Zimmerman


From:
California, USA
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 10:18 am     RIP Roy
Reply with quote

Roys fingers could tumble like a circus athlete up n down most any stringed instrument. Demonstrated his astounding natural ability with ease, and flash galore, like he was saying "If I can do it like this, so can any player." Cut from the same cloth as a Merle Travis, or Chet Atkins... add in his bubbly, personable, infectious enthusiasm, yet down home enuf for any audience. Always ready for that "special guest appearance". Will be most sorely missed here on earth, but a welcome standout performer on high.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jon Voth


From:
Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 7:09 pm    
Reply with quote

In my college years (both in KS and NM) he would do the state fair circuit. I would play the tuba in the band for the rodeo, and got to stay and watch the show afterwards for free.

He always did a penultimate "Malegueña" and it was among the most inspiring experiences I've had in my life.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Clark Doughty


From:
Missouri
Post  Posted 17 Nov 2018 3:35 pm     Roy Clark
Reply with quote

IN the mid to late sixties I stood right down in front of the stage two nights running at the Alabama State Fair & listened/watched Roy Perform. In his closing number he said what I'm going to play now will scar some of your young guitar players for life and said with that big smile on his face. "some of us have it and some don't" and he lit off on "Malaguena" and brought the hose down...........what memories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxDQQDF6j0Y
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Walter Stettner


From:
Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 17 Nov 2018 11:52 pm    
Reply with quote

Sad news, he was an incredible entertainer and musician. RIP, Mr. Clark.

Walter Stettner
Vienna, Austria
_________________
www.lloydgreentribute.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Dave Mudgett


From:
Central Pennsylvania
Post  Posted 18 Nov 2018 5:53 am    
Reply with quote

Roy had the whole package - terrific musician, fine singer, and great entertainer. A guitarist's guitarist, he was a technician but a lot more than a technician. RIP, Roy.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Darvin Willhoite


From:
Roxton, Tx. USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2018 7:42 pm    
Reply with quote

Besides being a great entertainer, he was also a pilot, and owned and flew several airplanes, including a couple of Mitsubishi jets.
_________________
Darvin Willhoite
MSA Millennium, Legend, and Studio Pro, Reese's restored Universal Direction guitar, as well as several older MSAs, and a bunch of amps, new and old.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mitch Drumm


From:
Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post  Posted 24 Nov 2018 5:47 pm    
Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFJPGUiR00

Above link to a 32 minute filmed interview with Roy, probably no more than 2 years ago. He is a bit frail and has a raspy voice.

It's quite good.....he covers a lot of topics. Jack Webb, raising the strings on a standard guitar to play Hawaiian, backing Elvis in Washington DC before Elvis went in the army, hosting the Tonight Show, Jimmy Dean, placing his hands in ice water to numb the pain so he could continue to practice, encountering Hank Williams, etc.

Here's a screen grab--I wonder who that is on steel? Quite possibly a Washington DC or Virginia area player.


View user's profile Send private message

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Click Here to Send a Donation


BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron