Composed in 1932 and dedicated to George Gershwin according to one of the most credible experts, Arnold Rypen, it was band leader/composer/violinist Paul "King of Jazz" Whiteman who was first to record "Willow Weep For Me" (Ann Ronell) and take this classic to the number two position.
Britons Chad (Stuart) and Jeremy (Clyde), Jeremy is a descendent of the Duke of Wellington, hit the top twenty on pop charts and number one easy listening with the 1964 cover. The duo had more success in the North America than their native U.K. It was John "007" Barry who signed them to their first label. Chad Stuart went on to become music director of the Smothers Brothers Show while Jeremy Clyde had a successful career in acting.