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Roy Clark Caricature, shown here in 1963, age 30 with his Gibson Byrdland Thinline Hollowbody Guitar (named for Billy Byrd and Hank Garland for whom Gibson originally custom built the guitar).
Clark was an American singer and musician, best known for have hosting the nationally televised country variety show “Hee Haw”. His most memorable hit song was “Yesterday, When I Was Young”.
His father taught him to play guitar when Roy was 14 years old, and soon he was playing banjo and mandolin as well.
Clark won the National Banjo Championship in 1947 and 1948, At 17, he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry for having won his second national banjo title. By this time, he had begun to play fiddle and twelve-string guitar.
On weekends, he usually teamed up with country music superstars like Red Foley or Ernest Tubb and played large venues in big cities. Rising country music star Jimmy Dean asked Clark to join his band, the Texas Wildcats, in 1954.
Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, fired Clark for habitual tardiness in 1957.
He signed with Capitol Records and in 1962 released his first solo album, The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark. The album won solid critical praise, and “above-average” notice from fans.
In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of syndicated sketch comedy program “Hee Haw”, which aired from 1969 until 1997 and propelled Clark to stardom.
By the early 1970s, Clark was the highest-paid country music star in the United States, earning $7 million ($44,100,000 in 2017 dollars) a year.
He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1987, and, in 2009, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Clark was an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre and his instrumental skill had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians.
Roy Clark was probably one of the most underated lead guitar players in the history of country music and other genres.
Clark died on November 15, 2018, at 85 at his Tulsa home due to complications of pneumonia.
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175