From Cameron Fahey of Sydney, Australia, who has the Australian release and promo material from the Leedon label, probably written in early 1957: Born in Dallas, Texas in 1938, William Fitzgerald was signed to May records in the US, then to Blue Mill where he recorded this single only a few months ago. Fitzgerald enjoyed the success of his first single, "Where's The Umbrella, Sarah?" in 1955 which was released in Australia on Coral and reached the Sydney2UE Top 40 at number 12. This record is yet to take off but is receiving pretty steady airplay at the time of typing. Be on the look out for future William Fitzgerald recordings - He's a cool cat! Record released in Australia March 1957, originally released on Blue Mill, USA in 1956.
Further from Cameron: I remember "Take A Hold Of My Hand" was played a lot in the local Sydney area, and made the 2SM Top 80, and was also covered by local Sydney Rock'n'Roll outfit Vic Sabrino, released on Pacific records. WOW! Seems like he had more spins down under than in the USA. Now we know a bit more about William Fitzgerald! Anybody else with information, especially on his other releases?