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Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen

Commander Cody and his
Lost Planet Airmen
During the summer of 1969, the house at
835 Folger Avenue was home to the band
Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.
The band's style mixed country, rock 'n' roll,
western swing, rockabilly, and jump blues
together on a foundation of boogie-woogie
piano. The group was founded in Ann Arbor
Michigan in 1967 by keyboardist and vocalist
George Frayne IV (alias Commander Cody.
born July 19, 1944).
The band relocated to the San Francisco Bay
Area in 1969 and later secured a recording
contract with Paramount Records. Their first
album "Lost in the Ozone" was released in
1971 and yielded their best-known hit, a cover
version of the 1955 song "Hot Rod Lincoln,"
which reached the top ten on the Billboard
singles chart in early 1972. The band went on
to release a number of other albums before
eventually disbanding in 1976.

Submitted by @jefposk.

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