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Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was Clark was "Hee Haw" host or co-host for its entire year run, with Buck Owens his best known co-host. The country music and comedy show's last episode aired in , though reruns continued for a few years thereafter.
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His father was a proficient musician, playing guitar, fiddle, and banjo. By the age of twenty, Roy was playing professionally, making a name for himself around his native Virginia. The exposure that Roy gained led him to be noticed by local broadcasting giant — and future Country Music Hall of Fame member — Connie B. In , Roy was offered a job playing for the legendary Wanda Jackson, which helped him grow his reputation as an ace musician. He also recorded with her, and opened her shows in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget.