Louisiana Hayride voice Frank Page dies at age 87 - Yahoo! News

The man who helped introduce Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through the Louisiana Hayride the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry country radio show has died. He was 87.
The Times in Shreveport (http://bit.ly/V1qfnC) reported it was through one of his radio personas, "Brother Gatemouth," that Page brought blues to a generation of middle-class youths. One of the people listening was Robert Zimmerman, of Hibbings, Minn., now known as Bob Dylan. Several Dylan biographies credit Page with influencing the musician.
He lead an interesting life , the early rock music world would've been a different place without him.

RIP