Flashback: “Thank God And Greyhound” by Roy Clark

As some of you heard yesterday, Roy Clark of Hee Haw fame passed away at the age of 85.

Much like Buck Owens, Clark had a legendary career on the country music circuit. “Thank God And Greyhound” went to #6 on the country charts at one point in 1970, also reaching #90 on the Billboard “Hot 100” that covers pop music.

My memories of Mr. Clark also hearken back to a series of commercials back in (if I remember accurately) the 1980’s. Back in an era when workout videos by Jane Fonda were the rage, Clark had advertisements for a tape he put together on how to learn to play the guitar.

Well, now that I’ve done a bit of investigating on YouTube – my memory may be incorrect. At one point, Clark had a book that taught readers how to play the guitar. Not so sure about a VCR tape now.

Anyways, rest in peace, Roy.

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