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Roy Clark - March 2002
Roy Clark - March 2002

Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. He is best known for hosting one of the first nationally televised country variety shows in the United States, Hee Haw from 1969 - 1992. Image File history File links Roy Clark - March 2002 Photo by Alan C. Teeple File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Roy Clark - March 2002 Photo by Alan C. Teeple File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for March, 2002. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... Hee Haw was a long-running television variety show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Clark has been an iconic figure in country music, both as a musician and as a popularizer of country music. Clark is an entertainer, most of all, with an amiable personality and a telegenic presence.


In the '70s, Roy Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30,000,000 viewership for "Hee Haw." As both a guitarist and banjo player, Clark is a virtuoso. He is also skilled in Classical and Spanish guitar, in addition to playing several other instruments. While he has had hit songs (e.g. "Yesterday, When I was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound"), his instrumental skill has had an enormous impact on succeeding generations of both bluegrass and country musicians. For the article about the Erskine College president, see Dr. John Carson John William Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... The Tonight Show is NBCs long-running late-night talk and variety show, currently hosted by Jay Leno in Burbank, CA (near Los Angeles), and in 2009, Leno will step down, and hell be replaced by current Late Night host Conan OBrien. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues. ...


At the age of 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and he won two National Banjo Championships by the age of 17. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player, and then as a boxer, before switching over to music full time. At the age of 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Old 6-string zither banjo 4-string banjos The banjo is a stringed instrument of African-American origin, early or original examples sometimes being called the gourd banjo. Its name is commonly thought to be derived from the Kimbundu term mbanza. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean's Washington, D.C. television program. When Dean left the show, Clark took over. In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas. He was spotted by talent managers and invited to appear on The Tonight Show, and he also appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character. In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top 10 hits. He switched labels to Dot Records and again had hits. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Jimmy Dean, singer, television performer, and sausage entrepreneur. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... Main cast of The Beverly Hillbillies: Donna Douglas (Elly May), Irene Ryan (Granny), Max Baer, Jr. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // History The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at...


In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty more years. Buck Owens (born August 12, 1929) is an American country music singer who for many defined the gritty Bakersfield sound. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first famous country music star to have his own venue there, and launching a trend which would eventually cause Branson to become an important center of country performance. Clark frequently played his own Branson nightclub during the 80s and 90s. He has since closed the venue (which briefly became the unlikely professional home of the Platters) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule that usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark's old "Hee Haw" co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountainview, Arkansas. Branson is a city located in Taney County, Missouri. ... The Platters were a very successful doo wop group, formed in 1953. ... Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones (October 20, 1913 - February 19, 1998) was an American banjo player and old time country and gospel music singer. ...


Film Roles

  • Country Comes Home (1982)
  • Uphill All the Way (1986)

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Television and film as himself

As himself, Clark has appeared in numerous television programs, beginning in "Swing Out, Sweet Land" (1970) and followed by: the "Bell Telephone Jubilee" (1976), the "Captain & Tennille Special" (1976), "Fair Weather Friends" (1977), the "EPCOT Center" opening celebration (1982), "Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration" (1985), the "6th Annual National Songwriter Awards" (1986), the "Grand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary" (1991), the "Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary" (1996), and "A Bing Crosby Christmas" (1998). He also appeared as himself in the film Gordy (1995). 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • at the Grand Ole Opry

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Clark's involvement with Longwood also includes the Roy Clark Music Scholarship, which he established in December 1995 in memory of his parents, Hester and Lillian Clark.
Clark, a native of Meherrin in Lunenburg County, is one of the world's finest and most popular entertainers.
Clark has received countless awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, including Entertainer of the Year, Lead Guitar Player of the Year, Comedy Act of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year and Gospel Group of the Year (with the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet) every year from 1981 to 1987.
Roy Clark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (500 words)
Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers.
In the '70s, Roy Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30,000,000 viewership for "Hee Haw." As both a guitarist and banjo player, Clark is a virtuoso.
In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first famous country music star to have his own venue there, and launching a trend which would eventually cause Branson to become an important center of country performance.
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