Commander Cody RIP

Commander Cody (George Frayne) passed away from cancer last month at the age of 77. Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen were one of the great bands who put the rock into country rock and were awesome live. They leave a great legacy and he will be sorely missed.


Sad news. RIP, Commander…
Great band, even tho I never bought a single album, but was tempted many times.

Was there ever a Dead connection with the Airmen? I can’t remember…

Racking what brains I have left, I can’t think of a direct connection with CC and the Dead - and I speak as a Deadhead of over 50 years - apart from them both being in my top 5 all time favourites list. I have most of their albums and there isn’t a bad one amongst them - try a live one for the full experience!

1 Like

Not perhaps a direct connection but a loose one anyhow. Here is an example

Commander Cody with Jerry Garcia - There’s a Riot