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.He lead an interesting life , the early rock music world would've been a different place without him.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.