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Had he really left or was Horace being ironic?

Posted by Word Camel on October 14, 2002

In Reply to: Elvis has left the building posted by ESC on October 14, 2002

: news.com Retrieved Oct. 14, 2002

: Elvis catch-phrase creator dies
: October 14, 2002

: HORACE Lee Logan, who started the country music radio show, Louisiana Hayride, and first uttered what became the catch-phrase, "Elvis has left the building", has died aged 86.

: Logan had pancreatitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, his wife, Linda said.

: Logan began in radio when he was 16, after winning a contest to become an announcer on KWKH-AM in Shreveport, Louisiana, Mrs Logan said.

: He began producing the Hayride, a country music show performed before a live KWKH audience in Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, in 1948. It survived only two years after Logan's departure in 1958.

: In between, he introduced a number of country music's top names to America. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams were among people who got their first big break on the Hayride.

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I'm just curious. Any one who helped Hank Williams is okay in my book.