DIANA TRASK Going Steady (Richard Quine - Fred Karger)
Single on W&GYouTubeJuly 1958, the first by Australian singer Diana Trask (b.1930). She was a success on Australian TV before moving to the US in 1959.
In the US, Trask initially appeared at New York's Blue Angel nightclub before appearing as a regular on Mitch Miller's high-rating TV show Sing Along with MitchYouTube.
Her second single (Soldier, Won't You Marry Me / Lover Is Another Name For Fool) was released on US label Roulette in September 1959, followed in October by Australian label Leedon with the sides reversed.
After a return sojourn in Australia, Diana Trask emerged in the late-60s and throughout the 70s as a successful country singer, living and recording in Nashville. Her breakthrough album was Miss Country Soul (1969) on Dot.
Further reading: 1. "Diana Trask is Happy and Triumphant", Australian Women's Weekly, 2 September 1970 (read at Trove). 2. Diana Trask's website at dianatrask.com. 3. Diana Trask timeline from Australian Country Music Hall of Fame [archived page]. 4. Wikipedia's Diana Trask discography covers her whole career and shows chart placings for her records. Click through to the biography.
MOLLY BEE I'm Going Steady With A Dream (Richard Quine - Fred Karger)