Saturday, October 16, 2004
Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

FRANK PAGE'S radio debut was in 1940, while he was still in high school. Frank was on the air when Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941 and was drafted three months later, He signed on to the Louisiana Hayride as an announcer in 1949 and later met Elvis when the snger first joined the Hayride.
         Throughout his life, Frank has earned and received a multitude of awards recognizing him for his talent and dedication to radio broadcasting. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters in 2004. Frank was the special M-C.

WHEN ELVIS WAS READY to start a new tour in 1969, he called James Burton, former Louisiana Hayride house-band member and Ricky Nelson's guitarist, and asked him to put together the best. Now known as the TCB Band (Taking Care of Business), the group recorded and toured with Elvis until 1977.
         Bass player Jerry Scheff, who recorded with Elvis as early as 1966, and with John Denver's band, joined Glen D. Hardin (piano) and Ronnie Tutt (drums) to return to Shreveport to pay tribute to their long time friend, Elvis. Hardin wrote the arrangements for the many songs Elvis performed in concert. Tutt joined the group for seven years years, then backed Neil Diamond on tour for nearly 20 years.

TERRY MIKE JEFFREY was born in Paducah, KY, and has been singing on stage since the age of three. He had a marvelous job of vocalizing that evening! During his childhood, he mastered a variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, saxophone and drums. Fronting his own band since the '70s, Jeffrey has traveled and performed all over the planet. He did special segment for this concert, featuring himself on piano and the Jordanaires. Gordon Stoker and Ray Walker shared many Elvis stories with the audience.

The Friends of the Municipal produced the show.
Director: Darwin Lamm

Friends of the Municipal Auditorium, Inc.
P.O. Box 235
Shreveport, LA 71162-0235

Photos: The Rockabilly Hall of FameŽ

ŠRockabilly Hall of FameŽ