Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South-Central)
"Ladies and gentlemen, you've never heard of this young man before, but one day you'll be able to tell your children that you heard musical history made tonight."
With these prophetic words Elvis Presley was introduced to the country from the stage of the municipal auditorium on The Louisiana Hayride radio program in October of 1954. From a working class background, Elvis would rise to become the king of pop culture and an ambassador of a new age... and arguably the most beloved artist of the 20th century.
Dedicated October 16, 2004
Sculptor: Eris Koposta
Location. 32° 30.472′ N, 93° 45.205′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Grand Avenue near Milam Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Burton (here, next to this marker); Mr. Brooks (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland Cemetery (within shouting distance Oakland Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Avenue Row (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Logan Mansion (about 500 feet away); Olgilvie-Wiener House (about 600 feet away); Thief (TV Series) (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the historic Shreveport Auditorium
Also see . . . Screaming Elvis fans in a theater - At the opening of "Loving You" in 1957. This link shows the original of the image on the marker. This image was taken at an opening for the movie "Loving You" starring Elvis. The movie opened on July 9, 1957, about two and a half years after his appearance at the Hayride. (Submitted on October 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.