Personalities | Roy Clark | Mainstream Country

(Entertainer, b. 1933)

Voted CMA Entertainer Of The Year in 1973, Clark – apart from being a champion banjo player and electric guitarist – appeared regularly in the 1960s television series, The Beverly Hillbillies, and was the host of Hee Haw from its 1960 beginning. His sparkling show was greatly sought after in the 1970s and he was reportedly the highest-paid act in country music. His biggest songs include ‘Yesterday When I Was Young’ (1969), ‘Thank God And Greyhound’ (1971) and ‘Come Live With Me’ (1973, his only No. 1). In the mid-1980s, he moved to Branson, Missouri, where he headlined at his own theatre.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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