Elvis Presley dated many women over the years and one of his first girlfriends in the mid-1950s was 15-year-old Dixie Locke. The couple met at a church function in Memphis, Tennessee, before he rose to fame, and she remembers a very shy, handsome boy. The photo of them together here is from their prom on May 6, 1955.
Appearing in the Channel 5 documentary Elvis: The Man Who Shook Up The World, Dixie shared memories of the young King before he shot to global stardom.
She said: “He was very shy about meeting new people and even in our Sunday school class he didn’t make many friends at the time. But of course all the girls were very happy with him, so the girls came up to him and talked to him. He relaxed a bit after that, but he was very shy when we first met.”
However, the King’s first girlfriend could tell that he was destined for greatness.
As a result, Opry director of talent Jim Denny dealt a major blow to the future King. The country music pioneer responded to the 19-year-old: “You’re not going anywhere, son. You should go back to driving a truck.
Of course, Elvis got the last laugh by becoming the most successful solo artist in music history.
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