Elvis Took his Last Turn on the Louisiana Hayride Today in 1956

Elvis has left the building.
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Elvis Presley gave his final Louisiana Hayride performance today in 1956. The live country music radio and later television program was broadcast on KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Elvis first appeared on their radio program on October 16, 1954, and he made his television debut on March 3, 1955. He appeared on the show 50 times.

It was producer Horace Logan who said the now legendary phrase at the end of the show, "Elvis has left the building."

This compilation video captures a number of Elvis' performances at the Louisiana Hayride: