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Roy Clark

g, voc, *1933 US, Meherrin
Musician of Country
A.k.a. Roy Linwood Clark

American TV personality and country musician, born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia. Died November 15, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009, and the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame in 2017. Clark got his start in the business in 1947, and by 1955 he was a regular performer on Jimmy Dean’s television show from Washington, DC. As a young man he pursued both professional sports and musical entertainment, switching to music when he was able to play The Grand Ole Opry at only 17. Later he worked in Las Vegas as a guitarist, supporting country star Wanda Jackson, when he was given the chance to host a daytime country-themed show for NBC. This led to the Hee-Haw program on CBS. His prominence on Hee-Haw led to his serving as a semi-regular fill-in host for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. After Hee-Haw, where Roy both played and sang, and performed in a recurring comedy routine with co-host Buck Owens using his banjo, Clark opened a theater in Branson, MO where he worked in the 1980s and 1990s, until his retirement and a move to Tulsa.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Banjo
  • Electric guitar
Genres
  • Country
  • World
  • Folk
  • Latin
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Yesterday When I Was Young on Great Picks & New Traditions by Roy Clark
Thank God and Greyhound on Great Picks & New Traditions by Roy Clark
Malaguena on Roy Clark's Greatest by Roy Clark
Twelfth Street Rag on The Lightning Fingers Of Roy Clark by Roy Clark
Dueling Banjos on Live at Billy Bob's Texas by Roy Clark
I Never Picked Cotton on Great Picks & New Traditions by Roy Clark
Riders In The Sky on Live at Billy Bob's Texas by Roy Clark
Foggy Mountain Breakdown on Live at Billy Bob's Texas by Roy Clark
Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms - Live on A Concert Behind Prison Walls by Johnny Cash
The Tips of My Fingers on Great Picks & New Traditions by Roy Clark

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Thank God And GreyhoundRoy Clark2010Single
An Introduction To Willie Nelson & Roy ClarkWillie Nelson & Roy Clark2006Compil.
The Best Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark2005Compil.
Live Fast, Love Hard, Die YoungRoy Clark2005Single
Absolutely The Best: Volume 1Roy Clark2003Compil.
Live At Billy Bob's TexasRoy Clark2001Album
The Diversified Talents Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1999Compil.
Greatest Hits, Volume TwoRoy Clark1997Compil.
Branson City LimitsRoy Clark1997Album
Greatest HitsRoy Clark1995Compil.
The Ultimate Roy Clark, Volume 12Roy Clark1994Compil.
Play Hank WilliamsRoy Clark & Joe Pass1994Album
Live In Branson Mo. USARoy Clark1993Album
Great Picks & New TricksRoy Clark1993Album
Six String SilvertoneRoy Clark1990Single
The Best Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1990Compil.
What A Wonderful WorldRoy Clark1989Single
Roy Clark Plays All Time Favorites & Greatest HitsRoy Clark1986Album
Juke Box Saturday NightRoy Clark1986Single
Rockin' In The CountryRoy Clark1986Album
Country Standard TimeRoy Clark1984Compil.
20 Golden Pieces Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1984Compil.
Another Lonely Night Without YouRoy Clark1984Single
Southern Nights / Wildwood FlowerRoy Clark1983Single
Turned LooseRoy Clark1982Album
I'm A BoogerRoy Clark1982Single
Christmas Wouldn't Be Christmas Without YouRoy Clark1982Single
Here We Go AgainRoy Clark1982Single
The Best Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1982Album
Tennessee Saturday NightRoy Clark1982Single
The Roy Clark Show Live From Austin City LimitsRoy Clark1982Album
Paradise Knife And Gun Club / I Don't CareRoy Clark1982Single
She Can't Give It AwayRoy Clark1981Single
Back To The CountryRoy Clark1981Album
Come SundownRoy Clark1981Single
The Last Word In Jesus Is UsRoy Clark1981Album
The Last Word In Jesus Is UsRoy Clark1981Single
I Ain't Got Nobody / Play Me A Little Traveling MusicRoy Clark1980Single
If There Were Only Time For LoveRoy Clark1980Single
My MusicRoy Clark1980Album
The Tip Of My FingersRoy Clark1980Album
For Love's Own Sake / They'll Never Take Her Love From MeRoy Clark1980Single
Come Live With Me / Honeymoon Feelin'Roy Clark1980Single
Chain Gang Of Love / Why Don't We Go Somewhere And LoveRoy Clark1979Single
Makin' MusicRoy Clark And Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown1979Album
Four O'Clock In The MorningRoy Clark, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown1979Single
Sings Country StyleRoy Clark1978Album
Labor Of LoveRoy Clark1978Album
The Happy Days / Shoulder To Shoulder (Arm In Arm)Roy Clark1978Single
Must You Throw Dirt In My FaceRoy Clark1978Single
Banjo BanditsRoy Clark And Buck Trent1978Album
Napa Presents A Concert: Behind Prison WallsJohnny Cash - Linda Ronstadt - Roy Clark1978Album
We Can't Build A Fire In The RainRoy Clark1977Single
Where Have You Been All Of My Life / Near YouRoy Clark1977Single
Country Comes To Carnegie HallJames M. Nederlander & Jim Halsey Present Roy Clark, Freddy Fender, Hank Thompson, Don Williams1977Album
My Music & MeRoy Clark1977Album
The Roy Clark CollectionRoy Clark1977Compil.
Hookin' ItRoy Clark1977Album
Hookin' It !Roy Clark1977Album
I Have A Dream, I Have A DreamRoy Clark1976Single
Roy Clark In ConcertRoy Clark1976Album
Half A LoveRoy Clark1976Single
The Best Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1976Compil.
Think Summer / Whatever Happened To Gauze?Roy Clark1976Single
Think Summer / If I Had To Do It All Over AgainRoy Clark1976Single
Roy Clark Sings GospelRoy Clark1975Album
Heart To HeartRoy Clark1975Album
Honky TonkRoy Clark1975Compil.
Pair Of Fives (Banjos,That Is)Roy Clark & Buck Trent1975Album
Roy Clark's Greatest Hits Volume 1Roy Clark1975Compil.
You're Gonna Love Yourself In The MorningRoy Clark1975Single
If I Had It To Do All Over Again / It Sure Looks Good On YouRoy Clark1975Single
Heart To Heart/Someone Cares For YouRoy Clark1975Single
You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning / BanjoyRoy Clark1975Single
The EntertainerRoy Clark1974Album
RoyRoni Stoneman And Roy Clark1974Single
The EntertainerRoy Clark1974Album
The Entertainer Of The YearRoy Clark1974Album
I'll Paint You A SongRoy Clark1974Album
Honeymoon Feelin'Roy Clark1974Single
Family & FriendsRoy Clark1974Album
Take Me As I AmRoy Clark1974Compil.
EntertainerRoy Clark1974Compil.
Classic ClarkRoy Clark1974Album
The Entertainer Of The YearRoy Clark1974Compil.
The Great DivideRoy Clark1974Single
Somewhere Between Love And TomorrowRoy Clark1973Single
Come Live With MeRoy Clark1973Album
Riders In The Sky / Roy's Guitar BoogieRoy Clark1973Single
Darby's CastleRoy Clark1973Single
Roy Clark's Family AlbumRoy Clark1973Album
SuperpickerRoy Clark1973Album
Introducing Roy ClarkRoy Clark1973Album
The Special Talents Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1973Compil.
The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter-Revolution PolkaRoy Clark1972Single
Dot Records Presents Roy ClarkRoy Clark1972Compil.
Ode To A Critter / I'll Take The TimeRoy Clark1972Single
Roy Clark Country!Roy Clark1972Album
Me and Bobby McGeeRoy Clark1972Album
Roy Clark Live!Roy Clark1972Album
Magnificient Sanctuary Band / Be ReadyRoy Clark1971Single
The Incredible Roy ClarkRoy Clark1971Album
She CriedRoy Clark1971Single
Love StoryRoy Clark1971Single
The Magnificent Sanctuary BandRoy Clark1971Album
Thank God And Greyhound / StrangersRoy Clark1971Single
A Simple Thing As Love / I'd Fight The WorldRoy Clark1971Single
The Best Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1971Compil.
She Cried / Back In The RaceRoy Clark1971Single
Ayer Cuando Era Joven / Nunca Recogi AlgodonRoy Clark1970Single
The Other Side Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1970Album
Then She's A LoverRoy Clark1970Single
I Never Picked CottonRoy Clark1970Album
I Never Picked CottonRoy Clark1970Single
Thank God And Greyhound / StrangersRoy Clark1970Single
He'll Have To GoRoy Clark1970Compil.
Roy Clark's Greatest!Roy Clark1969Compil.
Then She's A Lover / Say AmenRoy Clark1969Single
Yesterday, When I Was YoungRoy Clark1969Album
The Everlovin' Soul Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1969Album
Yesterday When I Was YoungRoy Clark1969Single
Yesterday When I Was YoungRoy Clark1969Single
September SongRoy Clark1969Single
Yesterday, When I Was Young (Hier Encore)Roy Clark1969Single
Do You Believe This Roy ClarkRoy Clark1968Album
Urban, SuburbanRoy Clark1968Album
Live!Roy Clark1967Album
Stringin' Along With The BluesRoy Clark1966Album
Silver Threads And Golden Needles / Roy ClarkRoy Clark1966Compil.
Hey, Sweet Thing / If You Want It, Come Get ItRoy Clark And Mary Taylor1966Single
Sings Lonesome Love BalladsRoy Clark1966Album
Roy ClarkRoy Clark1966Album
Overdue BluesRoy Clark1966Single
St. Louis BluesRoy Clark1966Single
Turn Around And Look AgainRoy Clark1966Single
The Color Of Her Love Is Blue / Too Pooped To PopRoy Clark1965Single
The Color Of Her Love Is BlueRoy Clark1965Single
Take Me As I AmRoy Clark1964Single
Roy ClarkRoy Clark1964Album
Happy To Be UnhappyRoy Clark1964Album
The Lightning Fingers Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1963Album
Tips Of My Fingers / Spooky MoviesRoy Clark1963Single
The Lightning Fingers Of Roy ClarkRoy Clark1963Single
The Tip Of My FingersRoy Clark1963Album
Through The Eyes Of A FoolRoy Clark1963Single
Texas Twist / In The MoodRoy Clark1962Single
Rock, Maggie, Rock / Man, Like Long AgoRoy Clark1960Single
Please Mr Mayor / PuddinRoy Clark1959Single
Alabama Jubilee / Down YonderRoy ClarkSingle
Under The Double EagleRoy ClarkSingle
Dear GodRoy ClarkSingle
Guitar Spectacular!Roy ClarkAlbum
Orange Blossom SpecialRoy ClarkSingle
MalaguenaRoy ClarkSingle
The Ballad Of Thunder Road / The Tips Of My FingersRobert Mitchum, Roy ClarkSingle
Masters Of Country And Western Vol. 1Roy ClarkCompil.
All Time Favorites - Greatest HitsRoy ClarkCompil.
It's My Way / I'm Forgetting NowRoy ClarkSingle
I Need To Be NeededRoy ClarkSingle
Silver Threads And Golden NeedlesRoy ClarkAlbum
Yesterday, When I Was Young (Hier Encore) / Just Another ManRoy ClarkSingle
Rose Colored Glasses / Everybody Watches MeRoy ClarkSingle
Heart To HeartRoy ClarkSingle
Goodtime Charlie / Application For LoveRoy ClarkSingle
The Very Best Of Roy ClarkRoy ClarkCompil.
Texas Twist / Wildwood TwistRoy ClarkSingle
It Just Happened That WayRoy ClarkSingle
The Tip of My Fingers / MalaguenaRoy ClarkSingle
Talk About A PartyRoy ClarkSingle
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