George Frayne IV AKA Commander Cody, born July 19, 1944-September 26, 2021

George Frayne IV (alias Commander Cody, born July 19, 1944, in Boise, Idaho, died September 26, 2021..Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were an American country rock band founded in 1967. The group’s founder on keyboards and vocals was George Frayne IV (alias Commander Cody, The band’s style mixed country, rock and roll, Western swing, rockabilly, and jump blues together on a foundation of boogie-woogie piano. They were among the first country rock bands to take its cues less from folk rock and bluegrass and more from the rowdy barroom country of the Ernest Tubb and Ray Price style. The band became known for marathon live shows.

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