Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1967-1976, 1990's, 2000's
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Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen was an American country rock band founded in 1967. Core members included founder George Frayne, John Tichy, Billy C. Farlow, Bill Kirchen, Andy Stein, Paul "Buffalo" Bruce Barlow, Lance Dickerson and Bobby Black. The band’s style mixed country music, rockabilly and blues, on a foundation of boogie-woogie piano. It was among the first country-rock bands to take its cues less from folk-rock and bluegrass and more from barroom country of the Ernest Tubb and Ray Price style. A pioneer in incorporating Western swing into its style, the band became legendary for marathon live shows.