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.
Dixie dated Elvis for about two more years during which he played small concerts and clubs.
'I don't think there was a whole lot of money involved in it.
Elvis had been drawn to Locke's church, First Assembly of God, because of his love of gospel music and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, which sang at the church.
On January 24, 1954, Fourteen-year-old Dixie noticed Elvis at a church function and making sure he overhears, she made plans with a girlfriend to go roller-skating the following Saturday night.
He asked me if I could go out the next week when he took me home.
He called two or three days later, and my cousin came over from next door to tell me someone was on the phone for me.We just sat and talked, and he told me about his job, about his family.