Elvis Presley was ‘very shy’ claims King’s early girlfriend who predicted his big future | Music | Entertainment

Elvis Presley famously dated many women over the years and one of his first girlfriends during the mid-1950s was 15-year-old Dixie Locke. The couple met each other at a church function in Memphis, Tennessee before he shot to fame and she remembers a handsome and very shy boy. The picture of them together here is from her junior prom on May 6, 1955.

Appearing on Channel 5’s documentary Elvis: The Man Who Shook Up The World, Dixie shared memories of the young King before he skyrocketed to global stardom.

She said: “He was very shy about meeting new people and even in our Sunday school class he didn’t make a whole lot of friends at that time. But, of course, all the girls were just goo goo over him, so the girls went up to him and spoke to him. He kinda loosened up a little after that, but he was so shy when we first met.”

Nevertheless, The King’s early girlfriend could tell he was destined for greatness.

As a result, the Opry’s talent director Jim Denny took a big swipe at the future King. The country music pioneer responded to the 19-year-old: “You ain’t going nowhere son. You ought to go back to driving a truck.”

Of course, Elvis had the last laugh by becoming the most successful solo artist in the history of music.

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