Roy Clark Passes Away at 85

For many country music fans in the 1970s and ’80s, “Hee Haw” was a weekly TV ritual.  Premiering on CBS in 1969, and going into first-run syndication in 1971, the show ran until 1992 and Roy Clark was there the whole time as co-host.  For most of the show’s run, Roy shared hosting duties with the legendary Buck Owens.  When Buck left the show in 1986, Roy shared hosting duties with a different country star each week.  Roy passed away this morning in Tulsa at the age of 85.  Not only was Roy a spectacular musician, he was also quite the comedian.  He even sat in for Johnny Carson on occasion.  Here’s a classic bit from “Hee Haw” featuring Roy with Archie Campbell in the barber shop.