Today's Morning Edition music is from 60 years ago today, when Elvis Presley performed on the Louisiana Hayride for the first time.
The Hayride was a live country music radio program similar to the Grand Ole Opry. Elvis had appeared on the Opry a few weeks before and did not impress. He was not invited back.
The crowd at the Louisiana Hayride was more enthusiastic. After that show, Elvis was signed on to be a regular on the Louisiana Hayride for the next year.
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