Commander Cody

Show Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Show Time: 8:30 PM
Doors Open: 7:00 PM

Ticket Price: $17.50-$40
Show Type: Rock
Restrictions: All Ages

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The Ludlow Garage welcomes the return of Commander Cody. It’s been a long time since they were here last.   1970!!


Look in any book on the History of Rock and Roll and you will find Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  The band’s name was inspired by 1950’s film series featuring the character Kommando Kody and from a feature version of an earlier serial, King of the Rocket Men, released under the title Lost Planet Airmen.  The band’s founder and leader, George Frayne, took the stage name Commander Cody.  Among other achievements, this eight piece super band’s album Deep in the Heart of Texas is one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 albums of all time.  It’s no wonder Billy C. Farlow, the lead singer, also played trumpet and blues harp.  The fiddler, Andy Stein, played saxophone and the guitar player, Bill Kirche, played trombone.  Cody the piano pounder, doubled on Kazoo.  And they all sang.  They toured non stop to a legion of dedicated fans across the globe and back and recorded seven original albums before the band finally broke up and each member went their separate ways in 1977.

Since the break up, each band number has continued the legend by fronting and recording their own smaller groups, sitting in with each other from time to time, and doing occasional band reunion performances.



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