This must have seemed a big deal to Elvis, who had never spent even a single night away from his parents and had to borrow a suitcase for the trip because the Presleys didn't own one.
After the concert, he and his band accompanied Sun's owner Sam Phillips to a bar, but Elvis didn't stay long, making an excuse and waiting for them in the street outside.
They met in 1933 at a Pentecostal church in the scabby little town of Tupelo, Mississippi.
Not yet 20, he was already supporting his family and by 1956, the year he released Heartbreak Hotel, one of his first big hits, he was able to buy a ranch-style home in Audubon Drive, a quiet residential suburb of Memphis.Gladys had become very fond of her and wanted them to marry, but Dixie had seen how girls reacted to her boyfriend on stage.For all he protested that it was innocent, he loved all the attention and Dixie quickly discovered yet another contradiction apparent throughout Elvis's life. 'I don't think I do anything obscene on stage, or anything that would embarrass my Mama,' he said. Fontana once noted that he had seen strippers performing a similar trick but to Elvis it was all just a tongue-in-cheek game.