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Clyde Stacy, early rocker, killed in Muskogee, Oklahoma car crash Wednesday

Clyde Stacy, known for his early rock song “Hoy Hoy” died in a crash. The crash was Wednesday in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 7, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: November 7, 2013

MUSKOGEE – Clyde Stacy, an early rocker known for the 1950s hit songs “Hoy Hoy,” and “So Young,” died in a Muskogee traffic accident, police report.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday Stacy was killed in a crash on U.S. 69 at Harris Road when he drove into the back of a truck, police spokesman Michael Mahan said.

Stacy recorded the song “Hoy Hoy” in Tulsa in 1957. He had paired up with manager Don Wallace, a disc jockey who later hosted an outdoors wildlife TV show. He also recorded “So Young,” another hit. He recorded “Sure Do Love You Baby” in 1958 on the Bullseye Records label.

Stacy, 77, of Broken Arrow, was in a car that went underneath the rear of a five-ton crane truck, Mahan said. The driver of the truck, Jesse Brian Fairfield, 39, of Tahlequah, wore a seat belt. He was not injured.

Police reported Stacy, who also wore his seat belt, may not have seen the truck stopped to make a turn in the northbound lanes, Mahan said.

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