Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Ernie Sigley - 1974 - And Here's Ernie

Hey Paula/Any Dream Will Do/When I See You Smile Again/Jean/My Sentimental Friend/Love Is A Golden Ring/That's Why You
Remember/Candy Man/The Three Bells/Seasons In The Sun/Your'e Sixteen/Just Thank Me

This was requested some time ago but I wanted to do some updating on the album but alas I am unable to find it so apologies for the delay

Ernest William "Ernie" Sigley born 2 September 1938, in Footscray Victoria is an enduring Aussie entertainer known for his square-rimmed spectacles, the gap between his front teeth and his Slapstick approach to comedy . Ernie has had a long career in Australian radio and television,
Sigley's radio career began in 1952 as turntable operator on Danny Webb's breakfast program at radio station 3DB Melbourne. Ernie made his TV debut as host of Teenage Mailbag on HSV 7 in 1957. Ernie then took a gamble and left for England to try his luck and while in London gained some work experience at the BBC and then had a big break when he landed a two year contract at Radio Luxembourg.

Returning to Australia in the mid-'60s, Sigley went to Adelaide where he took over as host of NWS9 's Adelaide Tonight . Hosting Adelaide Tonight for almost a decade led to Sigley and co-host Anne Wills scoring a swag of TV Week Logie awards for most popular personalities in South Australia. In 1974, Sigley returned to Melbourne to host The Ernie Sigley Show at GTV9 , this paired him up with former go-go dancer Denise Drysdale .They both went on to win TV Week Gold Logies as most popular personalities on Australian television and also had recording success with their single 'Hey Paula' becoming a best-seller. The show ended in 1976.

In 1981, after a break from TV Ernie returned to host the Seven Network 's new game show Wheel Of Fortune he compered Wheel of Fortune until 1984. Since then Ernie has hosted various radio and television shows . His las job was the radio annoncer on 3AW'S Afternoon slot but in 2008 Ernie Sigley retired at age 70.

This is the album that Ernie release in 1974 it has the hit that he and Denise Drysdale recorded Hey Paula.

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