Roy Clark: "The Great Pretender"

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A bit of Saturday serendipity: If you know and love the music of The Platters, you'll love this send-up by country artist Roy Clark, who attempts, almost single-voicedly, to recreate the full sound of the doo-wop group's hit "The Great Pretender." It's fun to hear what Clark does with the distinctive vocal mannerisms of Platters' lead singer Tony Williams:

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route66news said:

"Roy Clark Live!" from 1972 had him doing that "The Great Pretender" schtick with a long and amazing medley of guitar wizardry in the middle.

http://www.retrohound.com/roy-clark-live/

CGHill Author Profile Page said:

Deeply silly, and right up there with the Maddox Brothers & Rose classic "Death of Rock and Roll," which turned out to be a semi-straight-faced bluegrass rendition (with grammar corrections!) of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman."

Good on you, Roy.

Giant Bob said:

That is the funniest Roy Clark I've ever seen, thanks!

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