Single on W&G by Melbourne radio announcer, singer and TV presenter (b.1938). Co-charted with Frankie Laine’s version.
Ernie Sigley started work as a panel operator at Melbourne radio station 3DB in the early 50s, and has broadcast on 3DB, 3AK and 3AW. He moved on to television in 1957 as compere of HSV7’s Teenage Mailbag. For a while he worked on Radio Luxembourg, using the name Ernie Williams.
In the mid-70s, with Denise ‘Ding-Dong’ Drysdale, he hosted the high-rating Ernie Sigley Show, a national evening variety show. Over the years he has fronted several Australian television shows, nationally and from various cities, but he has now returned to radio on the afternoon session at 3AW in Melbourne.
See also: Ernie Sigley & Denise
Drysdale – Hey Paula (1974).
References: Ernie Sigley article at Wikipedia (the best account I’ve seen, although tagged as ‘lacking sources’); Ernie Sigley at 3AW; Ernie Sigley at Internet Movie Database; Official Gold Logie Awards for 1975.
Single on Columbia with The Easy Riders, who were the composers of Love Is A Golden Ring.
Other songs written by Gilkyson, Dehr and Miller include:
See also The Cry Of The Wild Goose, a Terry Gilkyson composition recorded by Frankie Laine and by Australia’s Strangers. Terry Gilkyson later wrote music for Walt Disney films, notably The Jungle Book.