In London music hall. Possibly inspired by Sarah, Sarah, or a Donkey Cart Built For Two (Harry Bedford) or vice versa.
Tony Pastor [introduced it in America]
Jennie Lindsay [success in the Atlantic Gardens, Bowery, New York]
Dan Quinn [n°1 US]
Edward M. Favor [on North American Phonograph Co.]
Charlie & his Orchestra [as Daisy; propaganda swing band concentrating on nazi-fied versions of jazz hits, one of Joseph Goebbels' ideas; vocal: Karl Schwendler]
IBM 1094 [first computer to sing; programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum]
Nat King Cole [as On A Bicycle Built For Two]
Douglas Rain [the voice of HAL 9000 in film 2001, A Space Odyssey while Keir Dullea (astronaut Dave Bowman) is switching him off]
Cock Van der Palm [as Feyenoord, Feyenoord (Wat Gaan We Doen Vandaag?); top 20 NL]
When English composer Harry Dacre first set foot on American soil, immigration taxed him for his bike. What if it would have been a tandem? Inspiring the line A Bicycle Built For Two in his next composition.