Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Watch Peter & Gordon’s British Invasion-Era ‘Five Hundred Miles’ On ‘Ed Sullivan Show’

A fondly-remembered duo at the heart of the original British Invasion can be seen performing live in a newly-shared clip of Peter & Gordon’s “Five Hundred Miles” from the archive of The Ed Sullivan Show.

Peter Asher and Gordon Waller had crashed onto the American pop scene in the late spring of 1964 with the Capitol Records single “A World Without Love,” The LennonMcCartney song bathed in the limelight afforded any artist or release with a Beatles connection, and spent a week at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June.

Peter & Gordon went on to win an enduring audience in the US and far beyond, making no fewer than seven further visits to the Top 20, two of which were Top 10 singles in Del Shannon’s “I Go To Pieces,” in 1965, and the autumn 1966 release “Lady Godiva.”