He asked me if I could go out the next week when he took me home.
I told him yes and I gave him my aunt's phone number.
In the first weeks and months, it was more like hometown boy makes good'.
'He was still just totally innocent and spontaneous.
Dixie Locke Emmons was a close girlfriend of Elvis' from early 1953 until October 1955.
Dixie was dating Elvis Presley in 1954, but her favorite singers at the time were Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.
July 18, Late in the evening, the Locke family returns from their Florida vacation, and while driving into memphis Dixie hears 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' on the car radio. 'I knew what was going on, but neither he nor I had any idea of the magnitude of it.
I got a telegram from him saying, 'They're playing my records on the radio'. It was almost like disbelief that the disc jockeys would even play it' says Dixie Locke, now executive secretary of the church.
By Dixie Locke Emmons July 28, 2017 Dixie Locke Emmons was 15 years old when she spotted Elvis Presley at the First Assembly of God in Memphis. I didn't say I was hoping he would be there or ask whether he had heard us talking about going skating because I knew that's why he came.
At 19, the future King of Rock had a start in his career thanks to a recent recording with Sun Records, but that didn't stop him from pursuing love. Latest Audio (and video) updates He had gotten there before we had and had his skates on. I already had my skates because we went pretty often. We sat and talked a lot, not the whole time because I would get out and skate and do things with my girlfriends. I felt like we had a great deal in common even then because of our church connection. He had just graduated from high school, and I was still in school. We enjoyed each other's company so much that when it was time to go home after the first session, I think it was over at , we decided to stay for the night session for the next couple of hours.
'I thought he was the most gorgeous thing I'd ever seen.
He was a very shy person, but when he started singing he put so much into putting the music across that he kind of lost himself. The following Saturday, Elvis went to the Rainbow Rollerdome, where he 'bumped' into Dixie, speaking to her for the first time. On February 16, Barely two weeks after their first meeting, Elvis brought Dixie home to meet his parents.
I said, 'You'll have to call, and I'll have to see what my parents say about it'. There was a magic kiss that night when we got home. I had to sneak into the house because my parents were sleeping.